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Interrater reliability of mind map assessment rubic in a cohort of medical students

BMC Medical Education, 9, 19, April 2009

Photo Needed Genevieve P. Zipp, P.T., Ed.D.
Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration
Valerie D Olson, P.T., Ph.D.
Graduate Programs in Health Sciences
Anthony V. D'Antoni

Currently, there is no valid and reliable rubric to grade mind maps and this may contribute to the underutilization in medicine. Because concept maps and mind maps engage learners similarly at a metacognitive level, a valid and reliable concept map assessment scoring system was adapted to form the mind map assessment rubric (MMAR). The MMAR can assess mind map depth based upon concept-links, cross-links, hierarchies, examples, pictures, and colors. The purpose of this study was to examine interrater reliability of the MMAR.


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