Effect of study guide exercises on multiple-choice exam performance in introductory psychology

K. Laurie Dickson, Michael S. Devoley, Michelle Miller

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We experimentally investigated whether requiring completion of only multiple-choice study guide questions differentially affected multiple-choice exam performance compared to requiring a variety of study guide exercises (learning goals, vocabulary, fiil-in-the-blank concepts, multiple-choice questions, short essay questions, matching, and language enhancement) for introductory psychology students (N = 244). There was not a significant difference in multiple-choice exam performance. We conclude that requiring a variety of study guide exercises produces no significant benefit for multiple-choice exam performance over and above those produced by requiring only multipie-choice exercises.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalTeaching of Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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