Research library

Browse and search the library of research carried out by the Centre for Education Research and Practice, covering a wide range of topics across education and assessment.

  1. Sex differences in objective test performance

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    The choice of techniques used in making educational assessments may have a crucial influence on the relative performance of various groups of individuals....

  2. The achieved weights of examination components

    Authors: 
    Robert Adams and Roger Murphy

    Every examination may be regarded as being made up of a number of components. These components may be individual questions or items, parts of questions, individual papers or even assessments other than written examination papers (for example coursework or projects)....

  3. A further report of investigations into the reliability of marking of GCE examinations

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    This paper represents an extension of a previous report (Murphy, 1978) of investigations into the reliability of marking of GCE examinations. Results are presented relating to mark-re-mark investigations in 20 different examination subjects carried out over a period of four years....

  4. A case for open-book examinations

    Authors: 
    John Francis

    Investigations into the effectiveness of open‐book examinations have shown that they reduce students’ test anxiety and need to memorise factual material....