Yeates, P and Woolf, K and Benbow, E and Davies, B and Boohan, M and Eva, K (2017) A randomised trial of the influence of racial stereotype bias on examiners’ scores, feedback and recollections in undergraduate clinical exams. BMC Medicine, 15 (1). 179 -?. ISSN 1741-7015

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Abstract

Asian medical students and doctors receive lower scores on average than their white counterparts in examinations in the UK and internationally (a phenomenon known as “differential attainment”). This could be due to examiner bias or to social, psychological or cultural influences on learning or performance. We investigated whether students’ scores or feedback show influence of ethnicity-related bias; whether examiners unconsciously bring to mind (activate) stereotypes when judging Asian students’ performance; whether activation depends on the stereotypicality of students’ performances; and whether stereotypes influence examiner memories of performances.

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Additional Information: This is the final published version of the article (version of record). It first appeared online via BioMed Central at http://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-017-0943-0 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical education, assessment, differential attainment, ethnicity, stereotypes
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 09:20
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 09:25
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4146

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