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Answer changing in multiple choice assessment change that answer when in doubt – and spread the word!

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, August 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

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Title
Answer changing in multiple choice assessment change that answer when in doubt – and spread the word!
Published in
BMC Medical Education, August 2007
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-7-28
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Authors

Daniel Bauer, Veronika Kopp, Martin R Fischer

Abstract

Several studies during the last decades have shown that answer changing in multiple choice examinations is generally beneficial for examinees. In spite of this the common misbelief still prevails that answer changing in multiple choice examinations results in an increased number of wrong answers rather than an improved score. One suggested consequence of newer studies is that examinees should be informed about this misbelief in the hope that this prejudice might be eradicated. This study aims to confirm data from previous studies about the benefits of answer changing as well as pursue the question of whether students informed about the said advantageous effects of answer changing would indeed follow this advice and change significantly more answers. Furthermore a look is cast on how the overall examination performance and mean point increase of these students is affected.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Mexico 1 3%
Unknown 38 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Other 2 5%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 5%
Other 10 25%
Unknown 13 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 33%
Social Sciences 5 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Neuroscience 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 13 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 January 2022.
All research outputs
#2,928,566
of 21,383,946 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#513
of 3,032 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,337
of 248,532 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
#1
of 1 outputs
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