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The assessment literature has seen strong a migration towards emphasizing direct observation and the use of expert raters in the last decade.  Rater cognition (i.e. how an individual constructs an assessment of performance) has been a critical element in ensuring the validity of direct observation assessments.

Authors: Gomez-Garibello C. Young M

Publication details: 

Emotions and Assessment: Considerations for Rater-Based Judgments of Entrustment. Medical Education. 2017. [ePub ahead of print)

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