The impact of two multiple-choice question formats on the problem-solving strategies used by novices and experts

@article{Coderre2004TheIO,
  title={The impact of two multiple-choice question formats on the problem-solving strategies used by novices and experts},
  author={Sylvain P Coderre and Peter Harasym and Henry Mandin and Gordon Hilton Fick},
  journal={BMC Medical Education},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={23 - 23}
}
BACKGROUND Pencil-and-paper examination formats, and specifically the standard, five-option multiple-choice question, have often been questioned as a means for assessing higher-order clinical reasoning or problem solving. This study firstly investigated whether two paper formats with differing number of alternatives (standard five-option and extended-matching questions) can test problem-solving abilities. Secondly, the impact of the alternatives number on psychometrics and problem-solving… CONTINUE READING

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