The purpose of this study was to determine the appropriate amount of time for a biomechanics exam that consists of different types of questions other than multiple-choice questions. Eighty-nine students enrolled in two introductory biomechanics classes were recruited in the spring and fall of 2017. Students’ exam performance and time from three separate exams were obtained. All descriptive statistics were reported. Pearson’s correlation and factorial ANOVAs were performed to examine the associations between the exam and time used and the difference between the genders and among exams. There was no association between time used and exam performance in both male and female students. The concept of angular kinematics and kinetics in addition to the fluid mechanics could be a difficult area for students to comprehend and need more time on the exam.
"TIME NEEDED FOR UNDERGRADUATE BIOMECHANICS EXAMS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 204.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/204