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Table 1 Comparison of prior preparation and after studying in relation to PAL among second year (n-162) and final year (n-122) students

From: Peer assisted learning among Sri Lankan medical undergraduates: a cross sectional study

  Second year (%) Final year (%) Chi square value
Preparation
 Any kind of preparation 123 (82.6%) 69 (59%) 22.541*
 Read relevant lecture notes 114 (75.5%) 50 (42.7%) 32.915*
 Read relevant sections in text books 86 (57.3%) 52 (44.4%) 8.180
 Refer to internet 54 (37.7%) 27 (23.1%) 9.625*
 Make own notes 44 (29.1%) 24 (20.5%) 3.549
After studies
 Any kind of after studies 146 (96.1%) 105 (89.7%) 4.826
 Read relevant lecture notes 115 (75.7%) 75 (64.1%) 4.867
 Read relevant sections in text books 117 (77%) 82 (71%) 2.233
 Refer to internet 62 (40.8%) 45 (38.5%) 0.749
 Make own notes 75 (45.3%) 55 (47%) 0.743
 Refer to notes made during the PAL 74 (48.7%) 55 (47%) 0.249
  1. Different methods of preparatory work by students prior to PAL activities and after studies following PAL activities are indicated with percentage. Since response rate for each question is less than 100% percentage calculated based on the number of responders as the denominator
  2. * p < 0.05