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Current concepts in validity and reliability for psychometric instruments: theory and application.
  • D. Cook, T. Beckman
  • Medicine, Mathematics
  • The American journal of medicine
  • 1 February 2006
Increased attention to the systematic collection of validity evidence for scores from psychometric instruments will improve assessments in research, patient care, and education. Expand
Internet-based learning in the health professions: a meta-analysis.
Internet-based learning is associated with large positive effects compared with no intervention and with non-Internet instructional methods, suggesting effectiveness similar to traditional methods. Expand
Association between funding and quality of published medical education research.
The quality of published medical education research is associated with study funding, and the MERSQI instrument is an effective instrument for measuring the quality of education research studies. Expand
Virtual patients: a critical literature review and proposed next steps
Virtual patients (VPs), which take the form of interactive computer‐based clinical scenarios, may help to reconcile the paradox of increased training expectations and reduced training resources. Expand
Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research: A Synthesis of Recommendations
The SRQR aims to improve the transparency of all aspects of qualitative research by providing clear standards for reporting qualitative research and will assist authors during manuscript preparation, editors and reviewers in evaluating a manuscript for potential publication, and readers when critically appraising, applying, and synthesizing study findings. Expand
Description, justification and clarification: a framework for classifying the purposes of research in medical education
This review concludes that the quality of medical education research in the United States is under threat due to a combination of factors, including the high level of uncertainty about the sources of abuse, and the low level of awareness of abuse in the medical profession. Expand
Instructional Design Variations in Internet-Based Learning for Health Professions Education: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Interactivity, practice exercises, repetition, and feedback seem to be associated with improved learning outcomes, although inconsistency across studies tempers conclusions. Expand
Computerized Virtual Patients in Health Professions Education: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Comparisons of different virtual patient designs suggest that repetition until demonstration of mastery, advance organizers, enhanced feedback, and explicitly contrasting cases can improve learning outcomes. Expand
Comparative effectiveness of instructional design features in simulation-based education: Systematic review and meta-analysis
A systematic review of studies comparing different simulation-based interventions confirmed quantitatively the effectiveness of several instructional design features in simulation- based education. Expand
Appraising the Quality of Medical Education Research Methods: The Medical Education Research Study Quality Instrument and the Newcastle–Ottawa Scale-Education
The MERSQI and NOS-E are useful, reliable, complementary tools for appraising methodological quality of medical education research, and interpretation and use of their scores should focus on item-specific codes rather than overall scores. Expand