Staying with Initial Answers on Objective Tests: Is it a Myth?

  title={Staying with Initial Answers on Objective Tests: Is it a Myth?},
  author={Ludy T. Benjamin and Timothy A. Cavell and William R. Shallenberger},
  journal={Teaching of Psychology},
  pages={133 - 141}
Since 1928, at least 33 studies have been published concerning a number of issuessurrounding answer-changing behavior on objective tests. Although results in these studies have sometimes been at variance, the one consistent finding is that there is nothing inherently wrong with changing initial answers on objective tests. In fact, the evidence uniformly indicates that: (a) the majority of answer changes are from incorrect to correct and (b) most students who change their answers improve their… 

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