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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
Freshers’ knowledge
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
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8779
Publisher Link: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/manup/ijmee/2008/00000036/00000003/art00009
ISSN: 0306-4190
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mathematics Education Centre)

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