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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2016, 14(4): 291-299 Back to browse issues page
EVALUATION OF THE NURSING STUDENTS FINAL EXAM MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS IN URMIA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Rahim Baghaei1, Shamsedin Shams2, Aram Feizi3, davood Rasouli 4
1- PhD of Hospital management, Patient safety research center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia
2- Instructor of Nursing and Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia
3- Patient safety research center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia
4- PhD candidate of medical education, School of medical education, Shahid Beheshty University of Medical
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Received: 6 Feb, 2016; Accepted: 9 Apr, 2016

Abstract

Background & Aims: One of the common methods of student assessment tests is using multiple choice and four-choice tests. The aim of this study was to observe the parameters of nursing student’s summative multiple-choice exams in the Urmia University of Medical Sciences in 2014.

Materials & Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on a sample of 705final exam multiple-choice questions at the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery in 2014-15. All questions evaluated in three levels of Bloom's Taxonomy; one (knowledge and understanding), two (Application and Analysis), and three (synthesis and evaluation). Formulas were used to calculate the indices of questions difficulty coefficient and discrimination coefficient. The structure of tests was analyzed by using the Mailman multiple-choice checklist.

Results: Out of 705 questions which were examined in this study, the majority belonged to the Department of Medical-Surgical. Most questions (84/6 percent) had one taxonomy level. Considering difficulty index, most of the questions (332 items) were very difficult, and among the studied subjects, Medical-Surgical 3 was the most difficult (61/42 percent) and obstetric nursing (2) was the least difficult (10 percent). Related to the discrimination index, majority of questions had average discrimination coefficient (29/36 percent) and among the subjects studied mental illnesses nursing (1) had the best coefficient. Most questions (1.84 per cent) had appropriate structure.

Conclusion: This study showed that based on Bloom's Taxonomy, difficulty coefficient and discrimination coefficient wasn’t in good condition in the Nursing Faculty of Urmia University of Medical Sciences, and it requires further planning by Medical Education Development Center.

Keywords: Multiple choice tests, Taxonomy, Mailman checklist, Nursing education, Difficulty index, Discrimination coefficient
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Baghaei R, Shams S, Feizi A, Rasouli D. EVALUATION OF THE NURSING STUDENTS FINAL EXAM MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS IN URMIA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2016; 14 (4) :291-299
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Volume 14, Number 4 (Julay 2016) Back to browse issues page
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