What's best for multiple-choice questions: three, four or five?
For many years there has been a continuing discussion about the ideal number of choices in a multiple- choice question (MCQ). The debate has been centred on being able to ask more questions in a given time with a small number of options and reducing the impact of guessing with a larger number of options. This paper describes a trial of three- , four- , and fi ve- choice MCQ papers, and the impact on medical and pharmacy students.
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