Table 1

Students’ perceptions of conventional and virtual microscopy, by number and percentage of questionnaire respondents (N=132)

ItemConventional MicroscopyVirtual MicroscopyDon’t KnowDid Not Answer
1. The method _______ is superior for learning.6 (4.5%)122 (92.4%)4 (3.0%)0
2. The method _______ is easier to manipulate.4 (3.0%)128 (97.0%)00
3. The method _______ is more effective to identify the structures.5 (3.8%)126 (95.5%)1 (0.8%)0
4. The method _______ offers better definition for histologic images.6 (4.5%)122 (92.4%)4 (3.0%)0
5. The method _______ permits learning in less time.1 (0.8%)125 (94.7%)6 (4.5%)0
6. The method _______ permits more content fixation.16 (12.1%)100 (75.8%)15 (11.4%)1 (0.8%)
7. The method _______ permits more doubts clarification.5 (3.8%)120 (90.9%)4 (3.0%)3 (2.3%)
8. The method _______ motivates students.13 (9.8%)105 (79.5%)12 (9.1%)2 (1.5%)
9. The method _______ permits more participation during classes.19 (14.4%)105 (79.5%)7 (5.3%)1 (0.8%)
10. Only the method _______ is necessary for learning.4 (3.0%)58 (43.9%)66 (50.0%)4 (3.0%)