A unified approach to validation, reliability, and education study design for surgical technical skills training.

@article{Sweet2010AUA,
  title={A unified approach to validation, reliability, and education study design for surgical technical skills training.},
  author={Robert M. Sweet and David Hananel and Frances Lawrenz},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={145 2},
  pages={197-201}
}
OBJECTIVE To present modern educational psychology theory and apply these concepts to validity and reliability of surgical skills training and assessment. DESIGN In a series of cross-disciplinary meetings, we applied a unified approach of behavioral science principles and theory to medical technical skills education given the recent advances in the theories in the field of behavioral psychology and statistics. CONCLUSIONS While validation of the individual simulation tools is important, it… CONTINUE READING