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RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 430-433


Effect of faculty training on quality of Multiple Choice Questions

Ayesha Rauf Rauf, Shafaq Sultana.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the scores obtained from quality of One-Best MCQs checklist before and after the faculty training workshop.
Methodology: This Quasi-experimental single group study was conducted at Indus University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan in the year 2015-16. A faculty development workshop was conducted as an intervention on One-Best MCQ writing as per the guidelines provided by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Two sets of 65 One-Best MCQs were prepared both pre and post workshop and were reviewed by one Content Expert and 2 Medical Educationist together by using checklist as per NBME Guidelines. The data was entered in SPSS version 23 and analyzed using Wilcoxon test.
Results: The faculty training on One-Best MCQ writing lead to improvement in the quality of MCQs. There was significant decrease in mean score of flaws in One-Best MCQS from pre- test to post-test (p<0.01). The most common flaws were found in the stem and lead-in of MCQs.
Conclusion: The study emphasizes on the importance of faculty development workshops on Item writing. The positive outcome of the study shows that there is constant need to internalize the importance of faculty development program in order to conduct valid and reliable assessment in the institutes.

Key words: Multiple Choice Questions, item writing, faculty training.


 
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ARR, Sultana S. Effect of faculty training on quality of Multiple Choice Questions. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 430-433.


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