Exploring examiner expertise: A hermeneutic literature review

Svetlana King, Amy Seymour-Walsh, Elizabeth Farmer, Lambert Schuwirth

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    Background: Psychometric and statistical analyses of assessment scores have been used to measure and maximise examiner accuracy [1] and identify possible rater bias in observation-based assessment [2]. Such studies suggest the presence of bias, but do not explain how/why this develops and influences expert examiner decision-making in assessment. This requires a fundamental theoretical understanding of examiner decision-making.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
    EventOttawa 2020: Assessment of health professionals and evaluation of programmes: Best practice and future development - Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: 29 Feb 20204 Mar 2020
    http://ottawa2020.org/ (Conference link)


    ConferenceOttawa 2020
    CityKuala Lumpur
    OtherThe competence of healthcare professionals and the need to ensure that training programmes are fit for purpose has never been more important.

    Ottawa 2020 provides the opportunity for all involved in the assessment of competence of medical and healthcare personnel from around the world to come together to discuss the current status and future directions.

    Keynote speakers will challenge the audience and stimulate new ways of thinking about assessment and evaluation. The continuum of education will be addressed in medicine, dentistry, nursing and the other healthcare professions, from undergraduate through postgraduate/specialist training to the often neglected area of continuing professional development.

    Participants from around the world are invited to submit abstracts relating to their work, for presentation in symposia, oral and poster presentations, and workshops.

    The important work on consensus statements and recommendations as to best practice in the area of assessment of competence which was started in 2010 will be continued, with the aim of disseminating information about state-of-the-art practice.
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    • assessment
    • judgement
    • decision making


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