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Table 1 Reliability of the March 2007 and August 2007 generic and module-specific extended matching questions (EMQ) and single best answer (SBA) written examinations, calculated using the Kuder Richardson Formula (KR20)

From: The effect of a brief social intervention on the examination results of UK medical students: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Examination subject Date Format Reliability (KR20)
Generic clinical knowledge March EMQ 0.758
  August EMQ 0.730
Care of the Elderly and March SBA 0.760
General Medical Specialties August SBA 0.757
General Medicine, Medicine in the Community and Surgery March SBA 0.760
  August SBA 0.705