Evaluating the Postgraduate Examination Database Based on Analytic Hierarchy Process
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- examination database; evaluation indicators; analytic hierarchy process models; survey data
Analyzing and evaluating the examination database quality is very important for test management, and the results of its analysis are also essential to estimate the work of test and teaching. This research has built up an evaluation model through the method of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), which included three hierarchies. The first hierarchy was the target hierarchy (i.e. evaluation of the examination database). The second hierarchy was the rule hierarchy including three indicators (i.e. benefits of students from the examination database, quality of test questions, and operability of the examination database). The third hierarchy was the sub rule hierarchy including eleven indicators (i.e. acceptance of the database, testing professional knowledge level, prompting to study, quantity of test questions, question characteristics, coverage, types, difficulty, stability, system response time, easy usability). Based on the survey data of 68 postgraduates who have used the examination database, we applied the evaluation model based on AHP, the results have showed that the examination database was user-friendly and it could meet the requirements of postgraduate tests although the quality of test questions just passed the line. As a whole, the evaluation on the quality of the examination database based on AHP was good.
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TY - CONF AU - Yehan Sun AU - Ping Zhang PY - 2017/03 DA - 2017/03 TI - Evaluating the Postgraduate Examination Database Based on Analytic Hierarchy Process BT - Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Applied Mathematics (MSAM2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 290 EP - 294 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/msam-17.2017.66 DO - 10.2991/msam-17.2017.66 ID - Sun2017/03 ER -