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Table 2 Main characteristics of the study population (n = 244)

From: Self-directed learning can outperform direct instruction in the course of a modern German medical curriculum - results of a mixed methods trial

Gender Female n = 167 68.16 %
  Male n = 77 31.43 %
Age groups 19–22 years n = 132 53.88 %
  23–24 years n = 46 18.78 %
  25–26 years n = 14 5.71 %
  27–28 years n = 32 13.06 %
  Over 28 years n = 14 5.71 %
  No answer n = 7 2.86 %
Personal preference
(“What learning form would you choose, if you could?”)
E-learning n = 95 38.78 %
Self-instructed learning n = 44 17.96 %
Seminar group n = 56 22.86 %
Lecture n = 49 20.00 %
  No answer n = 1 0.41 %