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Table 4 Preferred learning style for health economics topics among survey respondents (n = 80)

From: Capacity for health economics research and practice in Jordan, Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territories and Turkey: needs assessment and options for development

  Average rank (SD, IQR) Number of respondents ranking the option in top 3 (%)
Face-to-face course (2–5 days) 2.80 (2.06, 1–4) 58 (72.5%)
Direct mentoring from an experienced professional 3.61 (1.74, 2–5) 43 (53.8%)
Learn by doing 3.67 (2.20, 2–5.25) 43 (53.8%)
Master-level course in academic institution 4.47 (2.18, 3.6) 27 (33.8%)
Peer-to-peer learning 4.51 (1.81, 3–6) 25 (31.3%)
Online course with graded assessment(s) and certificate of completion 4.68 (1.91, 4–6) 19 (23.8%)
Online course without graded assessment(s) 5.21 (1.95, 3.75–7) 20 (25%)
Other 7.02 (1.88, 7–8) 5 (6.3%)
  1. The survey question was ‘For the top 3 [health economics] topics you ranked above, what would be your preferred learning style? Order (drag and drop) the following options from the most preferred (1) to the least preferred (8)’. Excludes three respondents outside the four focal jurisdictions
  2. IQR interquartile range, SD standard deviation