Level of confidence when responding to a prompt on a card

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11 May, 2022 01:57 PM

I’m interested to know if anyone has found a way to bring the idea of “answer confidence” into scoring the cards. At present Studies only offers a “Right or Wrong” answer button and, as far as I know, doesn’t bring a level of the responder’s confidence into the equation. I hope I’ve put this question in the correct place as I’m a newbie to the forums.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 11 May, 2022 02:15 PM

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    Hi Dave,

    It's something that comes up occasionally.There are customers who would like 3 levels or even 5. We have stuck with 2 for now, to keep the app friendly and not too technical. People understand right/wrong, but you have to think a bit more about "knew it a little", "didn't quite know it" if you see what I mean.

    I could see maybe one day adding a third button, but not sure it will make much difference. IMO you either know something well, and don't have to think about it much to answer, or you don't really know it and it still needs to be drilled in. Adding a "I almost knew it" may not save you much.

    Kind regards,

  2. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 11 May, 2022 02:15 PM.

  3. cleggdave23a re-opened this discussion on 12 May, 2022 10:47 AM

  4. 2 Posted by cleggdave23a on 12 May, 2022 10:47 AM

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    Hi Drew,
    Many thanks for your response. I was coming to that conclusion by myself the more I thought about it. What drove my thinking was trying out Brainscape which has five levels, but really only level five says I “really” know” it. By the way I’ve been using Studies and previously Mental Case for several years and only recently decided to try other offerings i.e. Brainscape and AniApp and whilst they both have some facilities I like, overall Studies is my preference because it’s comprehensive and works well. Thanks for a great app.

  5. cleggdave23a closed this discussion on 12 May, 2022 10:48 AM.

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