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|Title: ||Identifying what makes a good question in a mechanics diagnostic test|
|Authors: ||Lee, Stephen|
Harrison, Martin C.
Robinson, Carol L.
|Keywords: ||Mechanics diagnostic testing|
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Publisher: ||© Manchester University Press|
|Citation: ||LEE, S., HARRISON, M.C. and ROBINSON, C.L., 2008. Identifying what makes a good question in a mechanics diagnostic test. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 36 (3), pp. 256-265|
|Abstract: ||Many students entering engineering degrees encounter problems with the mathematics
involved. More recently, research has shown that freshers may have insuffi cient knowledge of
mechanics. In order to assess this, the authors created and administered a multiple-choice mechanics
diagnostic test. This paper gives details of the test, and evaluates, using item analysis, how students
performed on the questions and on the topics assessed by it. It also makes recommendations for
devising questions which allow a diagnostic test to discriminate between students.|
|Description: ||This article was published in the serial, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education [© Manchester University Press]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/manup/ijmee/2008/00000036/00000003/art00009|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/manup/ijmee/2008/00000036/00000003/art00009|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Mathematics Education Centre)|
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