Do streaks matter in multiple-choice tests? by HUbert János KISS and Adrienn SELEI in Education Economics:
Success in life is determined to a large extent by school performance, which in turn depends heavily on grades obtained in exams. In this study, we investigate a particular type of exam: multiple-choice tests. More concretely, we study if patterns of correct answers in multiple-choice tests affect performance. We design an experiment to study if students who take a multiple-choice test with streaks of identical answers earn fewer points than students taking a test with a variable pattern of answers, and we study several potential mechanisms. We do not find a clear treatment effect, as multiple-choice test points were not significantly lower in a consistent manner in the treatment groups. We observe that in a streak, the likelihood to choose a different and incorrect answer than the previous ones is higher in the treated group. The number of identical previous answers does not seem to explain these choices of incorrect answers.
Venue: MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza, 1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4. Venue The event is hosted by the Center for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, within the new Research Building ... Details »
Venue: MTA Reserach House, Budapest, 4 Tóth Kálmán street, ground floor, room K13 Programme organizer: Balázs Reizer Forthcoming lectures: Panka BENCSIK, Universitiy of Sussex Stress on the sidewalk: The mental health costs of close proximity crime 29/11/2018 @ MTA ... Details »
Venue: MTA HTK 1097 Budapest Tóth Kálmán u. 4. fszt. K0.13-14 Bencsik Panka, Universitiy of Sussex Stress on the sidewalk: The mental health costs of close proximity crime Crime is a substantial, negative externality ... Details »
Who runs first to the bank? was presented by Hubert János KISS at the Annual Financial Market Liquidity Conference. Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogle
“Inventor Collaboration and it’s Persistence across European Regions” was presented by Zoltán ELEKES and Gergő TÓTH at the 4th EAEPE Research Area X Networks Workshop. Share ... Details »
Péter BIRO participated at The Law and Economics of Market Design workshop / Hard Choices: Allocation Problems in Healthcare Panel.The conference provided an international platform ... Details »