Testing

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by spaceboots06, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    #1
    I was having a discussion with my friend and it quickly changed subject from Michael Jackson to whether a monkey would do better on a test that is 10000 questions long over a test that was 1 question long. Although I am aware that as something is tested over and over the right/wrong ratio will even out, but with a monkey I think it would be entirely different. I think and will continue to think that a monkey will do better on a test that is one question long because there's less opportunity for the monkey to choose a wrong answer. (We were referring to four choice multiple choice tests.) I emailed my old professor and he was pretty neutral about this, he couldn't give us a definitive answer. I do not think monkeys are like flipping a coin or rolling dice.

    I just wrote this on Facebook to a friend in defense of my argument.
    What do you guys think? Sorry if my rambling isn't too clear.
     
  2. RITZFit macrumors 65816

    RITZFit

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    #2
    are the results of each answer instant? (will it quickly find out it was right or wrong before going to the next question).
     

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