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Insider ethnography: tinker, tailor, researcher or spy?
Maxine Simmons reflects on her experiences as an ‘insider’ ethnographer – a senior manager undertaking research with nurse consultants within her own employing organisation – and the issues that arose as a result
'I'm pickin' up good regressions': the governance of generalisability analyses
CONTEXT: Investigators applying generalisability theory to educational research and evaluation have sometimes done so poorly. The main difficulties have related to: inadequate or non-random sampling of effects, dealing ...
Implementing workplace-based assessment across the medical specialties in the United Kingdom.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the reliability and feasibility of assessing the performance of medical specialist registrars (SpRs) using three methods: the mini-clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX), directly observed procedural ...
Can a district hospital assess its doctors for re-licensure?
CONTEXT: The Chief Medical Officer's recommendations on medical regulation in the UK suggest that National Health Service (NHS) trusts should assess their doctors and confirm whether they remain fit to practise ...
Specialty-specific multi-source feedback: assuring validity, informing training
CONTEXT: The white paper 'Trust, Assurance and Safety: the Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century' proposes a single, generic multi-source feedback (MSF) instrument in the UK. Multi-source feedback was ...
Implementing the undergraduate mini-CEX: a tailored approach at Southampton University
OBJECTIVES: The mini-clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) is widely used in the UK to assess clinical competence, but there is little evidence regarding its implementation in the undergraduate setting. This study aimed ...
The reliability and validity of a matrix to assess the completed reflective personal development plans of general practitioners
INTRODUCTION: We wished to determine whether assessors could make reliable and valid judgements about the quality of completed reflective personal development plans (PDPs) for the purpose of accrediting UK general practitioners ...
Doctors' consultations with children and their parents: a model of competencies, outcomes and confounding influences
CONTEXT: The clinical consultation is an important aspect of the doctor's role. However, there is a particular shortage of methods for assessing its quality, and its complexity makes it a considerable assessment ...
Factors affecting the utility of the multiple mini-interview in selecting candidates for graduate-entry medical school
CONTEXT: We wished to determine which factors are important in ensuring interviewers are able to make reliable and valid decisions about the non-cognitive characteristics of candidates when selecting candidates for entry ...