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Table 3 Station characteristics

From: Cutting costs of multiple mini-interviews – changes in reliability and efficiency of the Hamburg medical school admission test between two applications

  Station description Mean station difficulty (sd) Corrected item total correlation IRR (ICC)
   2009a 2010b 2009a 2010b 2009a 2010b
1 Personal dilemma I (SP) 3.97 (0.97)    0.51   0.42  
2 Empathetic communication I (SP) 3.33 (1.04)    0.42   0.75  
3 Conflict resolution I (SP) 3.37 (1.08)    0.36   0.78  
4 Motivation interview I 3.50 (1.09)    0.48   0.58  
5 Ethical dilemma I 3.17 (0.93)    0.37   0.65  
6 Evaluation social interaction 3.51 (1.01)    0.40   0.65  
7 Conflict resolution II (SP) 3.27 (0.99)    0.10   0.44  
8 Decision making 3.72 (0.85)    0.30   0.50  
9 Conflict resolution II 3.29 (0.86) 3.36 (1.02) 0.42 0.35 0.77 0.71
10 Breaking bad news (SP) 3.80 (0.89) 2.92 (1.07) 0.61 0.40 0.70 0.84
11 Clarification of a situation (SP) 3.18 (1.04) 3.09 (1.13) 0.33 0.38 0.73 0.57
12 Ethical dilemma II 3.01 (1.21) 3.22 (0.98) 0.31 0.27 0.74 0.78
13 Conflict resolution III (SP)    3.36 (1.02)   0.45   0.55
14 Empathetic communication II (SP)    3.19 (0.98)   0.36   0.83
15 Decision making II    2.96 (0.97)   0.37   0.78
16 Conflict resolution III (SP)    3.29 (1.24)   0.41   0.64
17 Motivation interview II    3.68 (1.02)   0.22   0.61
  Mean all stations 3.43 (0.83) 3.23 (1.05) 0.38 0.36   
  All two-rater stations        0.68 0.71
  All three-rater stations        0.67 0.80
  1. ascale from 0–5; bscale from 1–5.