Back in 2008, there was a study conducted by Pooja K. Agawal, Jeffrey D. Karpicke, Sean H. K. Kang, Henry L. Roediger III and Kathleen B. McDermott from Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA. They wanted to examine the testing effect with open- and closed-book testing. They found this topic to be interesting because open-book testing is becoming more and more popular among educators. They wanted to see what the best way was to take a test.
The purpose of the research:
Agawal, Karpicke, Kang, Roediger III and McDermott used two experiments. The purpose of the first experiment was to determine if taking tests benefitted the subjects more than just evaluating what they learned. They focused mainly on the testing effect,... View More »