The METRIQ Study Team is happy to announced the second publication of what is certain to be many manuscripts on the METRIQ Study, Individual Gestalt Is Unreliable for the Evaluation of Quality in Medical Education Blogs: A METRIQ Study.1
This paper is the first publication containing data collected by the METRIQ Study. It outlines the inconsistency within the gestalt evaluations of the blog posts evaluated by the 309 medical students, residents, and physicians from 27 countries that participated in the METRIQ Study. We believe that this manuscript will be of interest to anyone supervising learners who need to evaluate their learning resources: gestalt is not great!
Of course, there is no way that our group could have done what we set out to do with the METRIQ Study without the assistance from the broad Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) community. Collaborators, you’re all awesome. We have recognized your contributions by including you on our list of collaborators both on the study and our website.