Analytic assessment of multiple choice questions (MCQ) of faculties' members' scholarship in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 2010-2011‎

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Reza Pourmirza Kalhori‎ 1 , Fatemeh Darabi ‎ 2 , Farah Roshanpour‎ 3 , * , Mansour Rezaei ‎ 4

1 Department of Emergency‏ ‏Medicine, School of Paramedical,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

2 Department of Anesthesia,‎‏ ‏School of Paramedical,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

3 Vice Chancellery For‏ ‏Research And Technology,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

4 Department of Biostatistics‏ ‏and Epidemiology School of‏ ‏Health Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah‎, Iran

How to Cite: Pourmirza Kalhori‎ R , Darabi ‎ F , Roshanpour‎ F, Rezaei ‎ M . Analytic assessment of multiple choice questions (MCQ) of faculties' members' scholarship in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 2010-2011‎, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2013 ; 2(1):e82210.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 2 (1); e82210
Published Online: May 15, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 01, 2012
Accepted: March 15, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: Multiple choice questions (MCQs) are a way to evaluate the learning in medical sciences. The purpose of this study was to analyze of MCQs exams in faculty
members' scholarship in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2010 - 2011.
Methods: Data of this descriptive analytic study were composed of 156 MCQs exams that designed faculty members' scholarship. Quantity data was collected by discrimination index, difficulty level, standard deviation and reliability of test index (KR20) and the quality data by percent criterion of questions without structural defect and percent of Taxonomy I & II & III questions. Data was analyzed by SPSS-18 software and independent T test and
Chi-square, ANOVA & Tucky.
Results: Mean reliability coefficient (KR20) in total exams was 0.68(±0.31), Mean difficulty level %0.56 (±0.15), Mean discrimination index 0.21(±0.15). Mean of questions without structural defect 73.88(±14.88), Mean of Taxonomy I 34.65(±15.78), Taxonomy II 41.34 (±13.14) and Taxonomy III 23.99 (±15.40). Teuky Test was shown statistically difference between reliability coefficient (KR20) in all faculties and between difficulty level in
Paramedics Faculty and others (P=0.001).
Conclusion: The study showed that in discrimination index, Taxonomy II & III and questions without structural defect those designed by board members' scholarship in
Kermanshah Medical University were not acceptable in standard level and suggested educated them for obtain promotion in design exams.
 

Keywords

Multiple choice questions reliability difficulty index discrimination index

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