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Optimal Correction for Guessing in Multiple-Choice Tests
(University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2007-12)
Building on Item Response Theory we introduce students’ optimal behavior in multiple-choice tests. Our simulations indicate that the optimal penalty is relatively high, because although correction for guessing discriminates ...
Entry into motherhood: The effect of wages
(University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2007-04)
Using the ECHP, we explored the determinants of having the first child in Spain. Our main goal was to study the relation between female wages and the decision to enter motherhood. Since the offered wage of non-working women ...
On the strategic equivalence of multiple-choice test scoring rules
(University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2005-12)
A disadvantage of multiple-choice tests is that students have incentives to guess. To discourage guessing, it is common to use scoring rules that either penalize wrong answers or reward omissions. These scoring rules are ...