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Table 8 Outcome of focused group discussion and expert interviews (with corresponding numbers indicating the frequency of responses)

From: Evaluating differently tutored groups in problem-based learning in a German dental curriculum: a mixed methods study

  Facilitative tutoring (f) Non-facilitative tutoring (nf)
Focus group discussion with students 1. Positive confirmation for students (7) 1. Uncertainess about pbl-process (10)
2. Improved learning (4) 2. More effort (1)
3. Higher degree of group interaction (3) 3. Lower degree of group interaction (3)
4. Positive evaluation for facilitative behavior (20) 4. Negative evaluation for non-facilitative behavior (3)
Semi-structured interviews with tutors (group interaction) 1. Lower degree of students autonomy (2) 1. Students autonomy increases up to the second PBL meeting (6)
2. High degree of students autonomy (5)
3. Students’ need for support (1)
4. Good cooperation (1) and high motivation (1)
Semi-structured interviews with tutors (tutor role) 1. Less stressfull for tutor (2) 1. High challenge for the tutor (5)
2. Negative influence on learning (1) 2. Improved learning (3)
3. Appropriate for PBL beginners (1) 3. Not appropriate for PBL beginners (5)