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Motivation to learn physiology using end of lecture quizzes.
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PMID:  23012055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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OBJECTIVES: Exams are known to be strong external motivators for study. In this study, this observation was utilized to increase the attendance and attention of students in lectures.
METHODOLOGY: Tests were conducted at the end of every lecture, on the material covered in that lecture. A total of 12 tests on renal physiology, consisting of 4 MCQs each, were done. Students (137 male & female) were requested to fill a questionnaire of 18 items, rated on a 5-point scale in addition to some open questions.
RESULTS: Analysis of the 137 questionnaires showed that students who had participated had found it enjoyable. However, some students pointed out certain disadvantages in the practice.
CONCLUSION: It is concluded that end-of- lecture quizzes are an extremely useful stimulus for motivation provided they are random, answers are given, and cheating is minimized.
Authors:
Abdullah O Bamosa
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of family & community medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1319-1683     ISO Abbreviation:  J Family Community Med     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-26     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100911100     Medline TA:  J Family Community Med     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-82     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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