Suppose I am the only instructor for a subject.
I need to conduct an exam. I am confused between the following two approaches for designing questions.
Approach I: Questions with single line answers such as boolean answers, multiple-choice questions, etc., note that the answers to these types of questions do not occupy more than one line.
Approach II: Questions that demands explanation, subjective/objective explanations, etc.,
The advantages of approach I is at least trifold
(I) Marking is objective
(II) less evaluation time
(III) No partial marking
But, recently, one of the elder professors of my campus, opined that approach I is a bad way to conduct exams and he told that approach II is needed because of the reason that studies of students should be research-oriented and hence explainability or presentability of the concept is very important for a student and hence approach II is preferred a lot over the approach I.
I am really concerned about the bolded part, I mean, is it really a bad way?
Assume that the subject I'm dealing with has the flexibility to support both types of questions.