During a training reinforcement course, we gather as much data as possible. This provides organizations with critical information to help them analyze their training, provide feedback to participants, and guide overall success.
As a leader, you're ultimately responsible for proper analysis that drives continuous improvement. Multiple-choice questions are best suited for measuring a learner's knowledge level. The participant’s answer is either right or wrong, allowing you to upgrade your training and reinforcement programs.
Standard multiple choice questions can vary from three to six answer choices. Text answers are listed in alphabetical order and numerical answers are ordered from lowest to highest.
Questions with two statements is a type of proposition question. It's a difficult type of question, both to construct and to respond to. For best results, it's very important that you create a relationship between statements 1 and 2.
The third question type is the rearrangement question. Material is constructed according to certain principles of order. This type of question can only be used when there's data that can be put in chronological order. These questions test if the learner can handle the planning principles adequately.
Combination questions are similar to the rearrangement question. In this case, the data in one row should be combined with those in the other row.
With true or false questions, a claim is made and the answer is either true or false.
Research shows that this type of question may not provide reliable data for two reasons:
After reading the introduction and question the participant has two possibilities:
Best practice is to formulate the question positively. Determining the correct answer is more difficult if the question is written with a negative slant. Always visually cue the participant when using a negatively formulated question by capitalizing, italicizing, or underlining the negative element.