Faculty Publications

Title

Student performance in business and economics statistics: Does exam structure matter?

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Economics and Finance

Volume

25

Issue

2

First Page

229

Last Page

241

Abstract

We investigate whether exam structure really matters in an economics and business statistics course by (1) determining how well performance on multiple choice questions alone explains overall performance on exams composed of both multiple choice questions and problems, and (2) discovering whether various student characteristics have significantly different impacts on student performance on multiple choice questions versus problems. Our findings suggest that student scores on multiple-choice portions of exams do not adequately determine overall student performance, and that some students are predisposed to do better on multiple choice or problems depending on the characteristics they possess.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2001

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF02744525

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