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Table 4 Students’ (group 1—second year) rating of the difficulty of our three questions (% of responses)

From: Is the undergraduate microbiology curriculum preparing students for careers in their field?: an assessment of biology majors’ conceptions of growth and control of microorganisms

  Question
Suggest sterilization technique Problem on growth curve Comment on procedure followed by the doctor
Number of valid responses received 274 255 262
Difficulty level
 Very easy 5.84 5.10 5.34
 Easy 43.43 26.27 45.04
 Neither easy nor difficult 42.70 41.18 41.98
 Difficult 7.66 23.14 7.25
 Very difficult 0.36 4.31 0.38