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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7208.523 (Published 21 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:523
  1. Ian Barker, consultant anaesthetist
  1. Sheffield Children's Hospital

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    E Hammond

    Greenwich Medical Media, £19.50, pp 160

    ISBN 1 900151 758

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    E Hammond, Andrew McIndoe

    Greenwich Medical Media, £19.50, pp 208

    ISBN 1 900151 324

    QBase: Anaesthesia: 3

    QBase: Anaesthesia: 3

    E Hammond, Andrew McIndoe

    Greenwich Medical Media, £22.50, pp 208

    ISBN 1 900151 588

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    Candidates have different techniques for answering multiple choice exams. Many simply tick the answers they believe to be correct and then leave the room, but there are other, more complex, patterns of behaviour: the gambler, “I'm not sure about this answer, but the chances are that it's correct so I'll tick it”; the bookmaker, “If I answer 75% of the questions correctly then I'll pass the exam no matter what the results of the rest”; the compulsive ticker, “I can't bear to see both boxes left blank without my pencil mark …

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