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ERIC Number: ED017025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 232
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Reference Count: 0
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MULTICATEGORICAL EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE IN CLINICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING TESTS. FINAL REPORT.
WILDS, PRESTON L.; ZACHERT, VIRGINIA
THIS PROJECT ATTEMPTED TO DETERMINE IF NUMERICAL SCORING SYSTEMS FOR CLINICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING TESTS COULD BE DEVELOPED WHICH WOULD MEASURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS IN TEACHING CLINICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. THE PROJECT WAS TO VALIDATE AND CROSS-VALIDATE THE SCORING SYSTEMS BY TESTS OF POPULATION SAMPLES OF KNOWN DIFFERENCES IN CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. DATA WAS DEVELOPED BY FIRST MODIFYING AVAILABLE TESTS WHICH REPRESENT 1500 SEPARATE BUT INTERRELATED ITEMS. THESE WERE ADMINISTERED TO MEDICAL STUDENTS. ONLY ONE AREA OF TESTS WAS PARTIALLY COMPLETED. ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE PROJECT WAS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCORING. THE THREE TYPES OF SCORING ARE DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS, DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCT, AND THERAPEUTIC PRODUCT. A PANEL OF CLINICIANS WAS ASKED TO ALLOCATE EACH ITEM IN THE DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCT SECTION OF EACH TEST INTO ONE OF FIVE CAREFULLY DEFINED CATEGORIES FOR ALL STUDENT RECORDS AVAILABLE. THE PANEL WAS THEN ASKED TO ASSIGN EACH PATTERN OF SCORING IN THE DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCT SECTION OF EACH TEST INTO ONE OF FOUR CATEGORIES AND WITHIN THESE CATEGORIES TO RANK THE PATTERNS IN ORDER OF COMPLETENESS. A SIMILAR PROCEDURE WAS USED FOR SCORING THERAPEUTIC PRODUCT. THE RAW DATA OF STUDENT RESPONSES ARE GIVEN IN A LIMITED EDITION OF SUPPLEMENTS TO THIS REPORT. TALLIED EVALUATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS ARE APPENDED. (AUTHOR/IM)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Medical Coll., Augusta.
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