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Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences


Educational Research: A long way to go....


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Author Details: Shubhada Gade

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2393-8005

Print ISSN : 2454-4396

Article First Page : 34

Article End Page : 37


Abstract

In today’s era of evidence based medicine recent advances in medicine have been understood & adopted by all the disciplines of health sciences but the same is not true for the methods & strategies in medical education. Quality medical education provides quality improvement in healthcare & for quality medical education evidence has to be created by undertaking educational research. Research in Medical Education may apply quantitative, qualitative or a mixed methods approach. These approaches may lead to the development of new theories or practices in Medical Education; design, implementation and evaluation of educational interventions; and systematic reviews and meta-analyses on selected topics. All such studies are expected to advance the field of Medical Education. Being one of the effective tools for educational system improvement, educational technology plays an important role in learning facilitation In order to have a deeper, more effective and long lasting impact, this systematic approach designs, implements and evaluates the teaching learning process, using specific purposes, new methods of psychology and communication sciences and also human and non-human resources. Medical Education Units are supposed to carry out many activities to strengthen the quality of medical education, one of which is to carry out research in medical education. The research could be in the form of inquiry driven strategies in various aspects of medical education. Though a good number of teachers have completed the necessary workshops, educational research projects taken up and publications are very minimal. Lack of motivation about educational research among teachers in general and among educators and lack of recognition or rewards for work done are the main issues that needs attention.

Keywords:
Educational Research, Evidence, Medical Education Units Education Technology