University of Arizona
Below is a short description of the study and attached is an Excel file containing the data for the first 6 videos of the study, along with each of the raters' individual data for the 6 videos combined.
Our study, referred to as the Gender/Interruptions study, hopes to close the gap in the area of research that examines gender differences in conversational interruptions. We are particularly interested in examining interruptions amongst students undergoing medical training (nursing school, pharmacy school, medical school) and between the students and their instructors. The study involves recording ACLS clerkships taking place at the ASTEC lab in the HSIB building and using a coding system we developed to watch and score the recordings for interruptions. We are coding for variables such as the gender of the interrupter and interruptee, the status of the interrupter and interruptee (student or instructor), and the type of interruption. Through previous research, we have identified three types of interruptions (power, rapport, and neutral) and we hypothesize based on this research that the majority of interruptions will be male-on-female, with males counting for a higher proportion of power interruptions and females a higher proportion of rapport or neutral interruptions. Our findings may have interesting implications for ways to minimize interruptions in simulation-based medical training.
We want to use IRR, ICC, and ANOVA for the study.