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DIEZ Y MARTINEZ DE LA COTERA, Emiliano; ARTEAGA HERRERA, José  y  LóPEZ FERNANDEZ, Raúl. A Post-graduate Course for Teachers of Health Sciences: Validation by Expert Criteria. Medisur [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.3, pp.282-288. ISSN 1727-897X.

Background: Faculties’ training is a permanent goal in higher education institutions in Cuba. It is also approached as a guarantee that the teaching-learning process is increasingly improved. The validation of the resources and initiatives to be used is considered to be as important as the systematic training of faculties. Objective: To validate, by expert criteria, a graduate course aimed at teachers who work in the clinical courses of the curricula in Health Sciences. Methods: Surveys were administered to 27 experts through the use of the Régnier’s Abacus and Chernoff Faces. Finally, a triangulation of both methods and data to be evaluated was carried out. Results: The post-graduate course design was approved by the experts. The positive response rate reached over 94%, according to both methods. Adaptability of the design to other learning environments received the lowest grade, while the treatment of contents received the highest. The final triangulation between methods and results also showed a match of the positive evaluations obtained through the responses of both techniques. Conclusions: These methods have been widely used in educational research. In the case of their use along with that of experts’ criteria, they allow obtaining more objective answers that are less tainted by subjective elements inherent to qualitative methods.

Palabras clave : validation studies; evaluation studies as topic; education, graduate.

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