Student perception regarding using of MCQ’s (multiple choice questions) as a classroom assessment technique.

  • Saeed Ahmed Hail University.
  • Nabeel Qamar College of Health Sciences and Professions King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University.
  • Naveed Mansoori Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Sajila Bano Air Force Hospital Mauripur.
Keywords: Classroom, Multiple Choice Questions, Student’s Perception

Abstract

Objectives: To find out the students perception on using multiple choice questions as a classroom assessment technique. Study Design: Cross sectional Study. Setting: University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. Period: 6 months from January 2018 to June 2018. Material & Methods: At the end of each scheduled class, students are provided with four MCQ's on the same topic which was delivered in the lecture and 3 minutes were given to solve the MCQ’s. Data was collected from 4th and 6th year MBBS students. A self-structured questionnaire regarding class assessment techniques was also administered, after completion of Surgery and Clinical Skill module. Results: Out of 80 MBBS students, 50% were selected from 4th year and 6th year respectively. Response of most of the students were positive 59 (73.8%) in classroom assessment techniques effects on student discipline. Majority of the student’s 70 (87.5%) respond positive effects on student’s interest to subject and 64 (80%) reported positive effects on student’s assessment. Suggestion about participating classroom assessment technique were found to be positive in 61 (76.2%). Data was analysed by using SPSS version 20.  Conclusion: Student’s perception on using multiple choice questions as a classroom assessment technique was found to be more positive.

Author Biographies

Saeed Ahmed, Hail University.

MBBS, FCPS, FRCS

Associate Professor

Department of Surgery

 

Nabeel Qamar, College of Health Sciences and Professions King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University.

MBBS, M.Phil

Lecturer Anatomy

Department of Basic Sciences

 

Naveed Mansoori, Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan.

MBBS, MPH, MSDE

Associate Professor

Department of Community Health Sciences

 

Sajila Bano, Air Force Hospital Mauripur.

MBBS, FCPS

Consultant Surgeon

 

Published
2020-01-10