Assessing the communication skills of doctors in training: reliability and sources of error.

@article{Keen2003AssessingTC,
  title={Assessing the communication skills of doctors in training: reliability and sources of error.},
  author={Andrew Keen and Susan C Klein and David A. Alexander},
  journal={Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={5-16}
}
Medical examining bodies now commonly assess candidates' communication skills. However, there are a number of within-case sources of error that can mean examinations have poor reliability and validity. The aims of this study were to determine the main within-case sources of error and to identify the best methods of maximising reliability in highly structured communication skills assessments. Subjects were fifth year medical students at the University of Aberdeen. Subjects were videotaped giving… CONTINUE READING

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