The Art of Education Research: Reflections on the Philosophy of Science Series

I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture. –Bob Ross1 I’m a former arts teacher who ended up working in health professions education (HPE) research. I absolutely love my job, but I never could have imagined I’d end up working in this field. And what a pleasure it …

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Applying What You Learned: Title Writing Exercise

It’s time to apply what you’ve learned this week from our writing series, What’s in a Name? How to Write an Effective Title. Just a quick reminder that this series is based on a workshop the Academic Medicine editorial staff developed, so the terminology and examples we use are from Academic Medicine. However, you can …

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Strategies for Writing Effective Titles, Part 2

Today, we’ll be sharing additional strategies for writing effective titles as part of our new writing series, What’s in a Name? How to Write an Effective Title. Just a quick reminder that this series is based on a workshop the Academic Medicine editorial staff developed, so the terminology and examples we use are from Academic …

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Strategies for Writing Effective Titles, Part 1

Today, we’ll be sharing strategies for writing effective titles as part of our new writing series, What’s in a Name? How to Write an Effective Title. Just a quick reminder that this series is based on a workshop the Academic Medicine editorial staff developed, so the terminology and examples we use are from Academic Medicine. …

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Tips for Reporting P Values, Confidence Intervals, and Power Analyses in Health Professions Education Research: Just Do It!

By: Colin P. West, MD, PhD, Eduardo F. Abbott, MD, and David A. Cook, MD, MHPE Basic statistical results, including P values, confidence intervals, and power analyses, are variably reported in scientific publications and frequently misunderstood or misapplied. In our current article, Abbott et al, we examined the current prevalence and evolution over time in …

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