Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

Outcomes research exists incorporating non-digital games in veterinary education; however, little research examines outcomes from digital applications. Bauman’s Layered-Learning Model was applied to investigate whether a digital matching game produced short-term...

["Veterinary Medicine","Science and Medical Education","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3421v1
11 downloads
57 views

Improper reporting of diagnostic studies leads to an incorrect assessment of their clinical performance. STARD (Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies) checklist was launched in 2003 with the intention of improving reporting quality in diagnostic...

["Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3413v1
33 downloads
154 views

For more than 20 years, panels of experts have recommended that universities collect and publish data on the career outcomes of Ph.D. students. However, little progress has been made. Over the past few years, a handful of universities, including those in the National...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3370v1
144 downloads
820 views

Objective: To assess industry payments to physician journal editors, and determine how their financial conflict of interest rate compares to all physicians within the specialty. Study Design and Setting: Open Payments is a United States federal program that mandates...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3359v1
537 downloads
1,483 views

This preprint document has been developed following discussions among the authors, all of whom work within the medical communications field. These discussions have indicated a clear need for guidance and consistency around conference abstracts and presentations,...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3356v1
218 downloads
1,336 views

Exposure to non-ionizing radiation used in wireless communication remains a contentious topic in the public mind - while the overwhelming scientific evidence to date suggests that microwave and radio frequencies used in modern communications are safe, public apprehension...

["Biophysics","Environmental Sciences","Cognitive Disorders","Oncology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3355v1
76 downloads
253 views

Structural equation modeling (SEM) is an important research tool, both for path-based model specification, common in the social sciences, and also matrix-based models in heavy use in behavior genetics. We developed umx to give more immediate access, concise syntax...

["Genetics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3354v1
394 downloads
600 views

Pattern recognition is commonly used for identifying an unknown entity from a set of known objects curated in a database, and find use in various applications such as fingerprint matching and microbial identification. Mass spectrometry is increasingly used in identifying...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.580v3
537 downloads
8,761 views

Abstract Introduction Personality traits differ significantly between professionals, and the biomedical field is no exception. However, whether specific clusters of personality traits are indeed typical for biomedical scientists is unknown. This can be of particular...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3347v1
5,092 downloads
28,061 views

The website Sci-Hub provides access to scholarly literature via full text PDF downloads. The site enables users to access articles that would otherwise be paywalled. Since its creation in 2011, Sci-Hub has grown rapidly in popularity. However, until now, the extent...

["Bioinformatics","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3100v2
23 downloads
234 views

Objective: The objective of this work is to obtain validity evidence for an evaluation instrument used to assess the performance level of a mastoidectomy. The instrument has been previously described and had been formulated by a multi-institutional consortium....

["Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2954v2
52 downloads
363 views

To improve outcomes in statistics education - namely the acquisition of statistical literacy - we need a new approach to how the subject is delivered in psychology and behavioral sciences. To do this, key indicators and impacts of barriers to learning statistics...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3265v1
1,294 downloads
4,037 views

Open scholarship, such as the sharing of articles, code, data, and educational resources, has the potential to improve university research and education, as well as increase the impact universities can have beyond their own walls. To support this perspective, I...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2711v3
20 downloads
121 views

Models and the process of modeling are fundamental to the discipline of biology, and therefore should be incorporated into undergraduate biology courses. In this essay, we draw upon the literature and our own teaching experiences to provide practical suggestions...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3215v1
1,043 downloads
2,978 views

Over the last three decades data has become ubiquitous and cheap. This transition has accelerated over the last five years and training in statistics, machine learning, and data analysis have struggled to keep up. In April 2014 we launched a program of nine courses,...

["Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3195v1
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