Developing Professional Knowledge and Confidence in Higher Education


The purpose of this paper is to determine the effectiveness of using multiple choice tests in subjects related to the administration and business management. To this end the authors used a multiple-choice test with specific questions to verify the extent of knowledge gained and the confidence and trust in the answers. The analysis made, conducted by tests given out to a group of 200 students, has been implemented in one subject related with investment analysis and has measured the level of knowledge gained and the degree of trust and security in the responses at two different times of the business administration and management course. Measurements were taken into account at different levels of difficulty in the questions asked and the time spent by students to complete the test. Results confirm that students are generally able to obtain more knowledge along the way and get increases in the degree of trust and confidence. It is estimated that improvement in skills learned is viewed favourably by businesses and are important for job placement. Finally, the authors proceed to analyze a multi-choice test using a combination of knowledge and confidence levels.

DOI: 10.4018/jksr.2010100103

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@article{SerradellLpez2010DevelopingPK, title={Developing Professional Knowledge and Confidence in Higher Education}, author={Enric Serradell-L{\'o}pez and P. Lara and David Castillo-Merino and In{\'e}s Gonz{\'a}lez-Gonz{\'a}lez}, journal={IJKSR}, year={2010}, volume={1}, pages={32-41} }