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Table 3 Comparison of scores (knowledge, communication, overall scores) and feedback (focus and valence) by performance and group

From: A randomised trial of the influence of racial stereotype bias on examiners’ scores, feedback and recollections in undergraduate clinical exams

Performance Group A (viewed stereotype-consistent performances) Group B (viewed stereotype-inconsistent performances)
Performance 1: K+/C– Asian student White student
Scores
 Knowledge 5.6 (5.3–5.9) 5.6 (5.4–5.9)
 Communication 2.4 (2.2–2.6) 2.5 (2.3–2.7)
 Overall 3.2 (3.0–3.5) 3.1 (2.8–3.4)
Feedback
 Focus 2.7 (2.5–3.0) 2.7 (2.4–2.9)
 Valence –2.6 (–2.9 to –2.4) –2.6 (–2.9 to –2.4)
Performance 2: K–/C+ White student Asian student
Scores
 Knowledge 3.0 (2.8–3.3) 3.0 (2.8–3.2)
 Communication 5.6 (5.5–5.8) 5.7 (5.6–5.9)
 Overall 3.4 (3.1–3.6) 3.3 (3.1–3.5)
Feedback
 Focus –0.3 (–0.5 to 0.0) –0.4 (–0.7 to 0.0)
 Valence –1.7 (–2.0 to –1.4) –1.8 (–2.1 to –1.5)
Performance 3: mixed Asian student White student
Scores
 Knowledge 3.1 (2.9–3.3) 3.1 (2.9–3.3)
 Communication 3.5 (3.3–3.7) 3.6 (3.4–3.8)
 Overall 2.9 (2.7–3.0) 2.8 (2.6–3.0)
Feedback
 Focus 1.6 (1.3–1.9) 1.5 (1.2–1.9)
 Valence –2.8 (–3.1 to –2.6) –3.0 (–3.3 to –2.7)
  1. All comparisons are non-significant