Multiple Choice Testing Methods: Is it a Biased Method of Testing for Asian International Students?

By Terry Gatfield and Stephen Anthony Larmar.

Published by The Learner Collection

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A large sample empirical study of 600 Australian and Asian students undertaking multiple choice tests demonstrated that international students on test scores are not disadvantaged over their counterparts.

Keywords: Asian Students, Multiple Choice Testing, Asian Learning Styles

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp.103-112. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 941.856KB).

Dr Terry Gatfield

Dr Terry Gatfield is a senior lecturer in the Department of Marketing at Griffith University Queensland Australia. He has published over 80 articals with a primary focus on consumer behaviour in an international marketing context. As a function of improving teaching and learning practices he frequently engages in class-room research practices especially as they relate to international students. However, his primary research focus is on China where he makes frequent visits with his teaching and research interests.

Dr. Stephen Anthony Larmar

Stephen has worked for the past twelve years in education and psychology. He has a particular interest in counselling psychology and early intervention and prevention strategies for children and families at-risk of conduct problems. He has recently submitted his doctoral thesis in psychology where his research focussed on the evaluation of an early intervention and prevention program for children with conduct problems. He is currently working as a full-time lecturer in the School of Human Services at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, where he teaches counselling and psychology to both undergraduate and post graduate students.


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