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An opinion question on an objective test?
This is definitely ironic and a catch 22, but im asking an opinion question (for suggestions) on objective tests. Can an objective test really be non multiple choice such as an essay? and can you really give a fair objective test that is intended to see which candidate is the best (for any practical application) and not give the same questions? Personally I think that if you give different questions, you as the test maker are making a decision on how questions, can be similar and hence the objectivity is lost. Obviously test makers for tests like sat ignore that because there would be widespread cheating if the same test was given to everyone, but in the actual understanding do you really really honestly believe objectivity can be maintained by giving different people different questions? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:00, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
It seems to be focused on tester bias rather than the type of test itself. A projective test seeks a reply by supplying a stimulus such as an ink blot; that is the main part of the test, the bias aspect is secondary to the goal of the testing. For instance, observation, which isn't really testing, considered objective.--John Bessa (talk) 00:56, 18 November 2010 (UTC)