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Table 3 mMERIT scores by section comparing students who used section headings to structure their answers versus those who did not

From: Learning from errors: assessing final year medical students’ reflection on safety improvement, five year cohort study

a: Year 1 (2011–2012)
MERIT Used section headings (N = 11) No section headings (n = 142)
Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI
Section 1 Personal learning 5.5 4.9–6.0 4.5 4.3–4.7
Section 2 Systems changes 5.3 4.7–5′8 4.4 4.2–4.6
Section 3 Incident importance 4.7 4.0–5.5 3.9 3.7–4.1
Overall Score 5.3 4.7–5.8 4.3 4.1–4.5
b: Year 3 (2013–2014)
MERIT Used section headings (N = 142) No section headings (n = 27)
Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI
Section 1 Personal learning 5.7 5.6–5.8 4.4 3.9–4.9
Section 2 Systems changes 5.5 5.3–5.6 4.2 3.2–4.7
Section 3 Incident importance 5.4 5.3–5.6 3.8 3.3–4.3
Overall Score 5.5 5.4–5.7 4.0 3.6–4.5