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Table 1 Survey results

From: Face and content validity of a novel, web-based otoscopy simulator for medical education

Domain Mean Likert scale ranking 1 (SD) (n = 11)
Face validity  
Realistic representation of normal/abnormal external auditory canal anatomy 2.7 (1.5)
Realistic representation of normal/abnormal tympanic membrane anatomy 2.3 (1.3)
Content validity  
Teaches importance of assessing external auditory canal 2.4 (0.8)
Teaches importance of assessing entire tympanic membrane 2.2 (1.3)
Provides adequate breadth of pathologies 2.1 (1.4)
Is a useful introduction to otoscopy 1.5 (0.8)
Applicability to medical training  
Useful for training of medical students/audiology students 1.5 (0.8)
Useful for training of non-Otolaryngology residents (Family Medicine, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, etc.) 1.7 (1.0)
Useful for training of Otolaryngology residents 2.5 (1.3)
Recommend for use in continuing medical education 1.8 (1.0)
User-friendly 1.7 (1.1)
  1. 1Likert scale ranking – 1- strongly agree, 4 – neutral, 7 – strongly disagree.