The Effectiveness of Usage of Online Multiple Choice Questions on Student Performance in Introductory Accounting

ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION Vol. 32, No. 4 November 2017 pp. 1–17 DOI: 10.2308/iace-51722

17 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2019

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Dianne Massoudi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

SzeKee Koh

Singapore Institute of Technology

Phil Hancock

University of Western Australia

Lucia Fung

Department of Management, Hong Kong Baptist University

Date Written: November 1, 2017

Abstract

In this paper we investigate the effectiveness of an online learning resource for introductory financial accounting students using a suite of online multiple choice questions (MCQ) for summative and formative purposes. We found that the availability and use of an online resource resulted in improved examination performance for those students who actively used the online learning resource. Further, we found a positive relationship between formative MCQ and unit content related to challenging financial accounting concepts. However, better examination performance was also linked to other factors, such as prior academic performance, tutorial participation, and demographics, including gender and attending university as an international student.

Keywords: multiple choice questions; formative assessment; summative assessment; online learning; accounting education

JEL Classification: I20; M41

Suggested Citation

Massoudi, Dianne Renee and Koh, SzeKee and Hancock, Phil and Fung, Lucia, The Effectiveness of Usage of Online Multiple Choice Questions on Student Performance in Introductory Accounting (November 1, 2017). ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION Vol. 32, No. 4 November 2017 pp. 1–17 DOI: 10.2308/iace-51722, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3356599

Dianne Renee Massoudi (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

SzeKee Koh

Singapore Institute of Technology ( email )

10 Dover Drive
Singapore, 138683
Singapore

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Phil Hancock

University of Western Australia ( email )

Graduate School of Management
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Crawley WA 6009
Australia
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61 8 9380 1072 (Fax)

Lucia Fung

Department of Management, Hong Kong Baptist University ( email )

Hong Kong

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