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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 192741, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/192741
Research Article

The Construct Validity and Reliability of an Assessment Tool for Competency in Cochlear Implant Surgery

1Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
3Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia

Received 4 February 2014; Accepted 26 June 2014; Published 10 July 2014

Academic Editor: Claus-Peter Richter

Copyright © 2014 Patorn Piromchai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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