Exploring Language Patterns in a Medical Licensure Exam Item Bank

@article{Padhee2021ExploringLP,
  title={Exploring Language Patterns in a Medical Licensure Exam Item Bank},
  author={Swati Padhee and Kimberly A. Swygert and Ian Micir},
  journal={2021 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM)},
  year={2021},
  pages={503-508}
}
  • Swati Padhee, K. Swygert, Ian Micir
  • Published 20 November 2021
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • 2021 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM)
This study examines the use of natural language processing (NLP) models to evaluate whether language patterns used by item writers in a medical licensure exam might contain evidence of biased or stereotypical language. This type of bias in item language choices can be particularly impactful for items in a medical licensure assessment, as it could pose a threat to content validity and defensibility of test score validity evidence. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first attempt using… 

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