DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2012.08.004
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Afshin Gharib, William Phillips, Noelle Mathew

Abstract: The differences between open-book, cheat sheet, and closed-book exams were examined in two different types of psychology courses. A total of 297 students enrolled in eight sections of Introductory Psychology and 99 students This study developed from an ongoing debate in our department, one which is probably happening in many academic departments. The question is which type of exam is best. All teachers want their students to learn and retain the material they cover and at the same time enjoy the process of le…

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