Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1864

Full Length Research Paper

Preparation techniques for multiple-choice possibility measurement tools (MCPMT) in education

Yilmaz Ismail
  • Yilmaz Ismail
  • Science Education, Faculty of Education, Sakarya University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 08 October 2019
  •  Accepted: 10 December 2019
  •  Published: 31 January 2020


This study draws on the understanding that when the correlation between variables is not known yet the non-linear expectation in the correlation between the variables is present, non-linear measurement tools can be used. In education, possibility measurement tools can be used for non-linear measurement. Multiple-choice possibility measurement tools (MCPMT) can be prepared similarly to conventional multiple-choice measurement tools (CMCMT) utilized in quantitative measurements. In comparison with CMCMT, both more qualified measurements and more qualified evaluations can be carried out via possibility measurement tools; therefore, the preparation techniques of MCPMT, which is one possibility measurement tool, which can be used in information-centered and learner-centered measurements, are set forth in this study. MCPMT can resolve the problem of CMCMT in terms of the measurement of different variables with multiple options in one item. Additionally, the correlation between the variables can be determined by evaluating data obtained via MCPMT by means of two different new methods. 
Key word: Multiple-choice measurement tool (MCMT), multiple-choice possibility measurement tool (MCPMT), item techniques (IT), option technique (OT).