Reducing the number of options on multiple-choice questions: response time, psychometrics and standard setting.

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OBJECTIVES Despite significant evidence supporting the use of three-option multiple-choice questions (MCQs), these are rarely used in written examinations for health professions students. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of reducing four- and five-option MCQs to three-option MCQs on response times, psychometric characteristics, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/medu.12525

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