Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : Amrita Journal of Medicine
Source : Amrita Journal of Medicine, Volume 13, Issue 1, p.1 – 44 (2017)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : Department of Medical Education
Year : 2017
Abstract : Objectives: To validate and evaluate a short answer question paper and objective structured clinical examination. Validity and effect on overall performance were considered. Methods: Students completed a voluntary short answer question paper during their otolaryngology attachment. Short answer question paper results were collated and compared to the essay examination and new end of year objective structured clinical examination. Results: The study comprised 160 students. Questions were validated for internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.76). Correlations were determined for: short answer question paper and essay results (r = 0.477), short answer question paper and objective structured clinical examination results (r = 0.355), and objective structured clinical examination and essay results (r = 0.292). On unpaired t-tests comparing the short answer question paper group and non-short answer question paper group, essay results were 1.2 marks higher (p = 0.45) and the objective structured clinical examination results were 0.09 marks lower (p = 0.74) in the short answer question paper group. Conclusion: Two new valid summative assessments of student ability have been introduced, which contribute to an enhanced programme of assessment to drive student learning.
Cite this Research Publication : U. K. Menon, “Perceptions of Students Towards a Change of Pattern in the Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Question Paper”, Amrita Journal of Medicine, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1 – 44, 2017.