Essays on Contemporary Psychometrics: Pages 163-180
This paper shows that using non-linear functions for equating and score transformations leads to consequences that are not commensurable with classical test theory (CTT). More specifically, a well-known theorem from calculus shows that the expected value of a non-linearly transformed variable does not equal the transformed expected value of this variable.
Medical Teacher: Volume 45 - Issue 6, Pages 565-573
This guide aims aim to describe practical considerations involved in reading and conducting studies in medical education using Artificial Intelligence (AI), define basic terminology and identify which medical education problems and data are ideally-suited for using AI.
Neural Engineering Techniques for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Volume 2, Pages 63-79
Automated detection of high-functioning autism in adults is a highly challenging and understudied problem. In search of a way to automatically detect the condition, this chapter explores how eye-tracking data from reading tasks can be used.
Journal of Graduate Medical Education: Volume 14, Issue 6, Pages 634-638
This article discusses recent recommendations from the UME-GME Review Committee (UGRC) to address challenges in the UME-GME transition—including complexity, negative impact on well-being, costs, and inequities.
Diagnosis: Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 54-60
This op-ed discusses the advantages of leveraging natural language processing (NLP) in the assessment of clinical reasoning. It also provides an overview of INCITE, the Intelligent Clinical Text Evaluator, a scalable NLP-based computer-assisted scoring system that was developed to measure clinical reasoning ability as assessed in the written documentation portion of the now-discontinued USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills examination.
Research in Nursing & Health: Volume 46, Issue 1, Pages 127-135
As interest in supporting new nurse practitioners' (NPs) transition to practice increases, those interested in measuring the concept will need an instrument with evidence of reliability and validity. The Novice NP Role Transition (NNPRT) Scale is the first instrument to measure the concept. Using a cross-sectional design and data from 210 novice NPs, the purpose of this study was to confirm the NNPRT Scale's internal factor structure via confirmatory factor analysis (CFA).
Academic Medicine: Volume 97 - Issue 11S - Page S176
As Step 1 begins to transition to pass/fail, it is interesting to consider the impact of score goal on wellness. This study examines the relationship between goal score, gender, and students’ self-reported anxiety, stress, and overall distress immediately following their completion of Step 1.
Academic Medicine: Volume 98 - Issue 2 - Pages 180-187
This article describes the work of the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (UGRC) to apply a quality improvement approach and systems thinking to explore the underlying causes of dysfunction in the undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME) transition.
Behavior & Information Technology
This study builds upon prior work in this area that focused on developing a machine-learning classifier trained on gaze data from web-related tasks to detect ASD in adults. Using the same data, we show that a new data pre-processing approach, combined with an exploration of the performance of different classification algorithms, leads to an increased classification accuracy compared to prior work.
Applied Psychological Measurement: Volume 47, issue 1, page(s) 34-47
This study used simulation to investigate the performance of the t-test method in detecting outliers and compared its performance with other outlier detection methods, including the logit difference method with 0.5 and 0.3 as the cutoff values and the robust z statistic with 2.7 as the cutoff value.