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written by Shih-Yin Lin and Chandralekha Singh
We discuss a study to evaluate the extent to which free-response questions could be approximated by multiple-choice equivalents. Two carefully designed research-based multiple-choice questions were transformed into a free-response format and administered on the final exam in a calculus-based introductory physics course. The original multiple-choice questions were administered in another similar introductory physics course on final exam. Findings suggest that carefully designed multiple-choice questions can reflect the relative performance of the free-response questions while maintaining the benefits of ease of grading and quantitative analysis, especially if the different choices in the multiple-choice questions are weighted to reflect the different levels of understanding that students display.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 47-50
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S. Lin and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11809&DocID=2659).
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S. Lin and C. Singh, Can multiple-choice questions simulate free-response questions? presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11809&DocID=2659>.
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Lin, S., & Singh, C. (2011, August 3-4). Can multiple-choice questions simulate free-response questions?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11809&DocID=2659
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Lin, Shih-Yin, and Chandralekha Singh. "Can multiple-choice questions simulate free-response questions?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11809&DocID=2659 (accessed 18 September 2014).
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Lin, Shih-Yin, and Chandralekha Singh. "Can multiple-choice questions simulate free-response questions?." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 47-50 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 18 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11809&DocID=2659>.
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