Comparison of Students' Satisfaction with Holding Electronic and Traditional Exams in Ferdows City Paramedical and Health Faculty

  • Sayyad Mohammadi E B.Sc. of Health Information Technology, Ferdows school of Paramedical and Health, Department of Health Information Technology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
  • Bahador F Ph. D Student of Health Information Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences ,Department of Health Information Management, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Sabahi A Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, Ferdows School of Health and Allied Medical Sciences, Department of Health Information Technology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
  • Marouzi P Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Paramedical Sciences, Department of Health Information Technology, Refractive Errors Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Keywords: satisfaction, electronic exam, traditional exam, students' point of view, Remote E-exams


Introduction: Tests are one of the methods used in universities to measure and evaluate students' learning. Electronic and traditional tests have their unique strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to compare two methods of holding electronic and conventional tests from the perspective of students in the Ferdows Health and Para Medical School.

Method: The current research was carried out in a cross-sectional-analytical way. 201 students were questioned for this research. In order to collect information, a researcher-made questionnaire was used. Its reliability is approved by experts and validity is measured by Kronbakh Alpha74%. Data were analyzed using STATA version 13 software and using descriptive and analytical methods.

Results: The results showed that there was a significant difference between students' satisfaction with traditional and electronic tests (P < 0.05). And traditional tests satisfaction was more than electronic ones. Also, there was a significant relationship between students' satisfaction level and the academic semester in traditional exams (P < 0.05) so the average level of satisfaction of students in higher semesters is higher.

Conclusion: Based on the study findings, students' satisfaction with the traditional test is more than the electronic test, so it is suggested that educational institutions take the necessary measures and plans in order to obtain satisfaction from students with the electronic tests and solve the problems of these tests.