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Table 3 Man Whitney U-tests comparing scores for students who attended more than half the practicals (high attendance) with students who attended less than half the practicals (low attendance)

From: Does attendance at anatomy practical classes correlate with assessment outcome? A retrospective study of a large cohort of undergraduate anatomy students

Assessment Attendance type Attendance Mean (SEM) 25 % Percentile 75 % Percentile Median P value Significant P < 0.01**
Final Grade All Practicals High 75.7 (0.6211) 67.82 84.81 77.86 <0.0001 **
Low 65.43 (2.381) 52.4 76.83 67.42
Workshop High 76.6 (0.7199) 68.82 85.25 78.74 <0.0001 **
Low 67.18 (1.607) 56.48 77.2 68.6
Dissection High 75.65 (0.6294) 67.84 84.81 77.67 0.0006 **
Low 65.51 (2.8) 50.54 80.92 66.8
Theory Grade All Practicals High 36.29 (0.3582) 32.17 41.42 37.45 <0.0001 **
Low 30.06 (1.443) 21.64 36.74 30.23
Workshop High 36.72 (0.4181) 32.62 41.74 37.65 <0.0001 **
Low 31.1 (0.9361) 25.5 37.64 31.57
Dissection High 36.18 (0.3639) 31.87 41.43 37.28 0.0011 **
Low 30.25 (1.727) 21.63 39.82 30.23
Practical Grade All Practicals High 23.62 (0.1763) 21.43 26.1 24.16 0.0008 **
Low 21.55 (0.6015) 18.7 24.75 22.6
Workshop High 23.9 (0.1989) 21.63 26.3 24.55 <0.0001 **
Low 21.87 (0.4274) 19.09 24.94 22.21
Dissection High 23.64 (0.178) 21.43 26.1 24.16 0.0056 **
Low 21.42 (0.7752) 18.41 25.23 22.8