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Table 2 Reported studying time for OSCEs and MCQ tests by medical school affiliation

From: How the introduction of OSCEs has affected the time students spend studying: results of a nationwide study

Medical school n b Time spent (h) for an OSCEa Time spent (h) for an MCQ testa p c
Mean Mean
VI 51 51.8 87.7 <  0.01
VII 38 41.6 76.5 <  0.01
VIII 38 50.6 109.5 <  0.01
X 108 89.1 146.2 <  0.01
XI 34 51.7 92.2 <  0.01
XII 32 54.3 120.6 <  0.01
XIV 72 59.9 82.0 <  0.01
XVI 40 52.5 105.8 <  0.01
XXXI 55 46.4 80.0 <  0.01
II 11 54.5 103.3 0.01
III 17 57.2 84.7 0.01
XXII 8 85.0 156.0 0.02
XXIII 18 44.1 95.6 0.02
XXIV 38 111.8 139.8 0.02
XXXII 50 47.9 63.7 0.04
IX 33 67.9 89.7 0.06
XXX 25 54.2 70.4 0.06
V 16 45.5 59.5 0.07
I 18 53.8 79.8 0.08
XXV 6 60.0 89.3 0.08
XXI 51 56.9 69.6 0.09
XXVIII 54 61.3 70.8 0.20
IV 57 78.3 89.2 0.22
XIII 15 70.9 92.8 0.32
XX 4 62.0 46.0 0.47
XXVI 31 77.2 85.5 0.47
XIX 6 121.3 149.3 0.48
XV 11 49.5 56.0 0.57
XXIX 5 67.2 77.6 0.60
XXVII 4 60.0 52.0 0.64
XVII 95 99.3 98.7 0.90
XVIII 2 64.0 60.0 0.91
  1. aAverage number of hours (h) students reported to study in preparation for a single summative in-house OSCE or MCQ test
  2. bNumber of responses
  3. cA paired t-test was used