McManus, IC; Thompson, M; Mollon, J; (2006) Assessment of examiner leniency and stringency ('hawk-dove effect') in the MRCP(UK) clinical examination (PACES) using multi-facet Rasch modelling. BMC Med Educ , 6 42 - ?. 10.1186/1472-6920-6-42.
A potential problem of clinical examinations is known as the hawk-dove problem, some examiners being more stringent and requiring a higher performance than other examiners who are more lenient. Although the problem has been known qualitatively for at least a century, we know of no previous statistical estimation of the size of the effect in a large-scale, high-stakes examination. Here we use FACETS to carry out a multi-facet Rasch modelling of the paired judgements made by examiners in the clinical examination (PACES) of MRCP(UK), where identical candidates were assessed in identical situations, allowing calculation of examiner stringency.
|Title:||Assessment of examiner leniency and stringency ('hawk-dove effect') in the MRCP(UK) clinical examination (PACES) using multi-facet Rasch modelling.|
|Open access status:||An open access publication|
|Additional information:||PMCID: PMC1569374|
|Keywords:||Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Clinical Competence, Demography, Education, Medical, Graduate, Educational Measurement, Faculty, Medical, Female, Great Britain, Humans, Judgment, Male, Medical History Taking, Middle Aged, Models, Statistical, Observer Variation, Physical Examination, Probability, Sex Factors|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > UCL Medical School > Academic Centre of Medical Education|
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > UCL Medical School > Academic Centre of Medical Education
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