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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of factors influencing elective selection including interest, lack of knowledge, course content, learning format, timing, and choice restriction

From: Using core competencies to build an evaluative framework: outcome assessment of the University of Guelph Master of Public Health program

Factors influencing elective choice Percentage of respondents who selected the factor
General interest 82.9% (29)
Knowledge and training in the course subject was lacking 60.0% (21)
Course content 68.6% (24)
Preference for distance education 11.4% (4)
Convenience/Time of delivery 31.4% (11)
Only option available 20.0% (7)
Other 11.4% (4)