volume 53, issue 1, P241-247 1993
DOI: 10.1177/0013164493053001027
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Abstract: This study examined the validity of two item-writing rules in the design of test items: (a) the desirable number of options for a multiple-choice test item and (b) use of the inclusive none of these option. An experimental repeated measures design found that items with three options were more difficult than those with four options and items employing the none of these option were more difficult than those not using this inclusive option format. Neither format manipulation affected item discrimination. Therefo…

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