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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


A cross sectional study on attitude, knowledge and barriers towards research among medical post graduate students


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Author Details: Shashiraj HK, Deepali A, Kavitha BS, Mahesh SH

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 422

Article End Page : 426


Abstract

Introductions: Research is a systematic scientifically based investigation done in any branch of knowledge for enhancement of existing knowledge and pursuit of new information. Adequate knowledge, right attitude and critical evaluation of the research material are the most important factors which determine the quality of research.
Objectives: The present study was taken up to identify the barriers as perceived by the students and make appropriate changes in the post graduate curricular to facilitate quality research based practice among medical professionals.
Materials and Method: A cross sectional questionnaire-based study was carried out in post graduate students of Sri Siddhartha Medical College.
Results: All the 90(100%) postgraduates agreed that conduction of research will improve their career prospects and lack of skills and knowledge were found to be the main barriers to conduct research. Majority of students felt that allocation of separate time, support from funding agencies and right to select their own guide will help in better outcome.
Conclusion: The present study reveals that there is a need to consider the introduction of periodic research methodology training programs for post graduates. The academic personal should develop effective strategies and pedagogies to develop positive attitude and practices in student training which will motivate them to actively participate in research activities to contribute in the scientific progress of the country.

Keywords:
Research, Knowledge, Attitude, Career prospects