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Table 2 Participants’ Knowledge Test Scores and Post-Intervention Preferred Learning Sequence

From: Effectiveness of discovery learning using a mobile otoscopy simulator on knowledge acquisition and retention in medical students: a randomized controlled trial

  Discovery then Instruction Instruction then Discovery
Knowledge Test Score
 Adjusted post-test (N = 17) 76.50 ± 5.28 73.33 ± 5.28
 Adjusted retention test (N = 17) 75.23 ± 5.53 75.06 ± 5.53
Preferred Learning Sequence
 Discovery than Instruction sequence (%) N = 2 (10.5) N = 1 (5.3)
 Instruction then Discovery sequence (%) N = 12 (63.2) N = 13 (68.4)
 Both before and after lecture (%) N = 5 (26.3) N = 5 (26.3)