Skip to main content

Table 2 Differences between operative and non-operative disciplines in evaluation of examiner trainings, concerning the main effects of the training

From: The impact of a dedicated training program for oral examiners at a medical school in Germany: a survey among participants from operative and non-operative disciplines

Professional discipline N Mean SD p-value T df Mean difference
The training contributed to conscious handling of both the strengths and weaknesses of oral examinations Operative 28 1.9 1.1     
Non-operative 35 2.6 1.5 0.04 -2.1 61 -0.7
The training led to profound knowledge of the factors influencing the reliability of oral exams Operative 28 1.9 0.9     
Non-operative 34 2.7 1.5 0.01 -2.7 57 -0.8
The training led to profound knowledge of the factors influencing the validity of oral exams Operativ 28 1.9 1.0     
  Non-operative 35 2.6 1.4 0.03 -2.2 61 -0.7
  1. Scale of measurement: 1 = applicable till 6 = not applicable; T T-score, df degree of freedom, SD standard deviation; total n = 62-63 participants.