ERIC Number: EJ591671
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Medical Students? Confidence Judgments Using a Factual Database and Personal Memory: A Comparison.
O'Keefe, Karen M.; Wildemuth, Barbara M.; Friedman, Charles P.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v50 n8 p698-708 Jun 1999
This study examined the quality of medical students' confidence estimates in answering questions in bacteriology based on personal knowledge alone and what they retrieved from a factual database in microbiology, in order to determine whether medical students can recognize when an information need has been fulfilled and when it has not. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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