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RESEARCH LIBRARY

View recent publications to learn how the NBME research team is working to improve our products and services, advance the field of assessment science, and support the health professions.

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Posted: December 4, 2021 | V. Yaneva, B.E. Clauser, A. Morales, M. Paniagua

Journal of Educational Measurement: Volume 58, Issue 4, Pages 515-537

 

In this paper, the NBME team reports the results an eye-tracking study designed to evaluate how the presence of the options in multiple-choice questions impacts the way medical students responded to questions designed to evaluate clinical reasoning. Examples of the types of data that can be extracted are presented. We then discuss the implications of these results for evaluating the validity of inferences made based on the type of items used in this study.

Posted: April 30, 2020 | V. Yaneva, L. A. Ha, S. Eraslan, Y. Yesilada, R. Mitkov

IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

 

The purpose of this study is to test whether visual processing differences between adults with and without high-functioning autism captured through eye tracking can be used to detect autism.

Posted: March 12, 2018 | M. von Davier

Psychometrika 83, 847–857 (2018)

 

Utilizing algorithms to generate items in educational and psychological testing is an active area of research for obvious reasons: Test items are predominantly written by humans, in most cases by content experts who represent a limited and potentially costly resource. Using algorithms instead has the appeal to provide an unlimited resource for this crucial part of assessment development.