Monday, July 04, 2005

Detecting cheating in written exams

A paper in the BMJ in May looked at using statistical analysis of the similarity of answers as a tool for detecting cheating in exams. The setting was exams set by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the study did identify a small number of candidates with very similar answers.

Two letters were published in the 25th June issue of the BMJ, and there have been a lot of rapid responses. Scroll down to the end of the original paper to see all these, and links to the published letters.

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