Context Methodological shortcomings in medical education research are often attributed to insufficient funding, yet an association between funding and study quality has not been established. Objectives To develop and evaluate an instrument for measuring the quality of education research studies and to assess the relationship between funding and study quality. Design, Setting, and Participants Internal
In 1976, Swedish researchers Ference Marton and Roger Saljö demonstrated that students learn not what teachers think they should learn, but what students perceive the task to demand of them. Students using a ‘surface’ approach see a task as requiring specific answers to questions, so they rote learn bits and
ABSTRACT: A Call to Investigate the Relationship Between Education and Health Outcomes Using Big Data
There exists an assumption that improving medical education will improve patient care. While seemingly logical, this premise has rarely been investigated. In this Invited Commentary, the authors propose the use of big data to test this assumption. The authors present a few example research studies linking education and patient care
MANUSCRIPT: Use of dictation as a tool to decrease documentation errors in electronic health records
Background: Use of Electronic Health Records is increasing. Copy-and-paste function is frequently used with higher rates of documentation errors. Studies to determine the nature of such errors are needed.Objectives: Determination of the effect of implementing a dictation system for completing notes on the quality of clinical documentation. We hypothesized that implementation of
MANUSCRIPT: Meta-analysis of faculty’s teaching effectiveness: Student evaluation of teaching ratings and student learning are not related
Student evaluation of teaching (SET) ratings are used to evaluate faculty's teaching effectiveness based on a widespread belief that students learn more from highly rated professors. The key evidence cited in support of this belief are meta-analyses of multisection studies showing small-to-moderate correlations between SET ratings and student achievement (e.g., Cohen, 1980, 1981;
OBJECTIVE: To describe the quality of educational scholarship presented at a large national conference of obstetrics and gynecology educators. METHODS: We reviewed Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology-Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics annual meeting abstracts from 2015 and 2016, published as supplements to Obstetrics & Gynecology. For this uncontrolled
MANUSCRIPT: Repeated testing improves achievement in a blended learning approach for risk competence training of medical students: results of a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND: Adequate estimation and communication of risks is a critical competence of physicians. Due to an evident lack of these competences, effective training addressing risk competence during medical education is needed. Test-enhanced learning has been shown to produce marked effects on achievements. This study aimed to investigate the effect of repeated
ABSTRACT: Analysis of testing with multiple choice versus open-ended questions: Outcome-based observations in an anatomy course.
The pedagogical approach for both didactic and laboratory teaching of anatomy has changed in the last 25 years and continues to evolve; however, assessment of student anatomical knowledge has not changed despite the awareness of Bloom's taxonomy. For economic reasons most schools rely on multiple choice questions (MCQ) that test
alidity is considered by many to be the most important criterion for evaluating a set of scores, yet few agree on what exactly the term means. Since the mid-1800s, scholars have been concerned with the notion of validity, but over time, the term has developed a variety of meanings across
ABSTRACT: Evaluation of large-group lectures in medicine – development of the SETMED-L questionnaire
BACKGROUND: The seven categories of the Stanford Faculty Development Program (SFDP) represent a framework for planning and assessing medical teaching. Nevertheless, so far there is no specific evaluation tool for large-group lectures that is based on these categories. This paper reports the development and psychometric validation of a short German evaluation