Posted by Shar on October 30, 2001, at 22:58:24
In reply to Re: Still after ideas. » Gracie2, posted by akc on October 30, 2001, at 21:55:34
AKC, I think this is a very important issue, and I am not wild about the quiz either. I believe, though, that people (adults?) not be too much saved from themselves. That is, what happens here, at worst, will mimic reality--where people don't read things and just sign, or where they skim through and then sign.
I believe that with some basic trickery and deceit, asking just a few questions would suffice, and give the good Dr. what he wants. I don't know if the quiz approach could be avoided completely, but if the items are REALLY EASY, one line long, and the responses are in mixed form--true, false; yes, no; multiple choice--the person must read to get the answer. And all that can be guaranteed online is that the items are read; not understood. Even the good Dr's quiz provides evidence more of rote learning than comprehension.