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Table 1 Participant performance in lecture-specific assignments in a massive open online course on biomedical research in India, 2019-2020 (N=15,879)

From: “Design and implementation challenges of massive open online course on research methods for Indian medical postgraduates and teachers –descriptive analysis of inaugural cycle”

Lectures Medical PGs (N=13,242) Medical faculty (N=2637)
% Submission % Pass Score [Mean (SD)] % Submission % Pass Score [Mean (SD)]
Introduction 82.1 99.6 89.4 (10.4) 46.3 99.5 88.9 (11.1)
Research question 81.5 99.1 88.2 (11.1) 43.9 98.4 86.9 (13.7)
Literature review 81.3 99.7 93.4 (9.6) 43.1 99.6 91.1 (11.8)
Designing study 81.2 99.3 84.5 (12.8) 42.2 98.4 84.4 (14.5)
Disease frequency 81.2 98.9 81.0 (13.1) 41.9 97.1 79.5 (15.2)
Descriptive study 81.0 99.6 94.1 (9.8) 41.5 98.8 91.4 (12.8)
Experimental study 80.8 99.7 90.7 (9.7) 41.2 99.5 89.6 (10.8)
Validity 80.8 99.5 92.6 (10.4) 40.8 98.8 91.7 (12.7)
Qualitative research 80.6 98.9 92.3 (11.4) 40.4 97.5 88.7 (15.5)
Measurement of variables 80.7 99.7 94.8 (8.8) 40.5 99.1 91.2 (12.4)
Sampling 80.6 99.0 94.9 (11.0) 40.4 98.8 93.1 (12.2)
Sample size & power 80.4 98.7 86.2 (13.8) 40.2 97.9 84.1 (15.5)
Selection of study population 80.5 99.8 94.0 (7.9) 40.1 99.6 94.4 (8.8)
Study plan 80.5 99.8 94.9 (8.0) 39.8 99.4 94.4 (9.7)
Data collection tool 80.4 99.2 87.7 (11.1) 39.8 97.5 85.4 (15.0)
Data collection 80.3 99.9 96.5 (6.2) 39.8 99.4 96.8 (8.0)
Data management 80.3 99.8 92.2 (8.3) 39.8 99.3 90.7 (10.0)
Data analysis 80.2 99.7 94.3 (8.9) 39.7 98.8 92.6 (12.4)
Ethics 80.3 99.4 84.0 (10.0) 39.9 99.1 83.8 (11.5)
Clinical trials 80.3 99.3 88.2 (11.2) 39.8 99.4 87.5 (11.9)
Concept paper 80.2 99.8 91.3 (9.5) 39.7 99.3 92.4 (9.7)
Protocol writing 80.3 99.1 93.8 (11.4) 39.7 99.1 91.4 (12.7)
Publication ethics 80.0 99.0 92.7 (11.6) 39.3 99.6 95.5 (8.9)