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dc.contributor.advisorBuskist, William
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-03T21:04:58Z
dc.date.available2010-08-03T21:04:58Z
dc.date.issued2010-08-03T21:04:58Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/2289
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the effects of repeated testing in an Introductory Psychology course. Student performance on items repeated from quizzes to exams (either unit, cumulative, or both) was compared to items that had not been previously administered. In addition, we examined unit and cumulative exam performance by the format of quiz items (multiple-choice, short-answer, or summary study items) to examine differences resulting from original format. We found that prior exposure to, not prior testing of, items was beneficial for enhanced performance on later assessments. Although students performed better on multiple-choice quiz questions, there were no differences in performance for repeated multiple-choice, repeated short-answer, or study items on either unit or cumulative exams. We performed a series of regression analyses on four individual difference variables: aptitude, academic achievement, learning strategies, and study skills. Academic achievement was the single best predictor for the benefit of testing.en
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.titleExamining the Testing Effect in an Introductory Psychology Courseen
dc.typedissertationen
dc.embargo.lengthMONTHS_WITHHELD:24en_US
dc.embargo.statusEMBARGOEDen_US
dc.embargo.enddate2012-08-03en_US


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