Reliability and validity studies on modified essay questions.

  title={Reliability and validity studies on modified essay questions.},
  author={Grahame Feletti},
  journal={Journal of medical education},
  volume={55 11},
Modified essay questions (MEQs) have been developed at the University of Newcastle to assess clinical problem-solving by first- and second-year medical students. Reliability estimates (given as coefficient alpha [60]) as high as 0.91 were reported for term assessment in 1979 based on MEQs. Lower estimates can be expected as statistical artifacts due to the faculty's criterion-referenced assessment of competence. More appropriate measures of reliability are currently being evaluated. The… CONTINUE READING