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Quantitative Research Methods in Medical Education
Author Notes
  • From the Division of Hospital Internal Medicine (J.T.R.), and Division of General Internal Medicine (A.P.S., T.J.B.), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Submitted for publication January 8, 2018. Accepted for publication November 29, 2018.
    Submitted for publication January 8, 2018. Accepted for publication November 29, 2018.×
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Readers' Toolbox   |   April 2019
Quantitative Research Methods in Medical Education
Anesthesiology Newly Published on April 25, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002727
Anesthesiology Newly Published on April 25, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002727
Abstract

There has been a dramatic growth of scholarly articles in medical education in recent years. Evaluating medical education research requires specific orientation to issues related to format and content. Our goal is to review the quantitative aspects of research in medical education so that clinicians may understand these articles with respect to framing the study, recognizing methodologic issues, and utilizing instruments for evaluating the quality of medical education research. This review can be used both as a tool when appraising medical education research articles and as a primer for clinicians interested in pursuing scholarship in medical education.