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Table 3 Descriptive data of diagnostic knowledge dimensions used by medical students during the cases

From: Knowledge is not enough to solve the problems – The role of diagnostic knowledge in clinical reasoning activities

Knowledge dimension Frequency Percent
Conceptual knowledge (CcK) 432 44%
CcK only 325 33%
With other knowledge dimensions 107 11%
Strategic knowledge (SK) 349 36%
SK only 279 28%
With other knowledge dimensions 70 8%
Conditional knowledge (CdK) 202 21%
CdK only 121 12%
With other knowledge dimensions 81 9%
Metacognitive knowledge (MK) 568 58%
MK only 0 0%
With other knowledge dimensions 568 58%
  1. Percent refer to the overall use of knowledge dimensions (CcK, SK, and CdK equal 100%)