Abstract

Background: Undergraduate research in medicine is important to expose and encourage the students towards the newer advances and research practices. The present study was taken up in a medical institute to assess the perception of the medical faculty about research undertaken by the medical undergraduates, and identifying the barriers faced by them in training undergraduate students for research.

Materials and Methods: A questionnaire on perceptions, barriers and limitations towards undergraduate research was distributed to 105 participants included in the study. The responses of the participants were collected on a five point Likert scale and analysed using spss version 11.5.

Results: There was a strong agreement among the faculty about students’ interest in carrying out research (95.1%), and that they had gained knowledge to design, conduct, present and publish their research from the projects undertaken by them (90.2%). Among the barriers for training undergraduate research, time consumption was perceived as a barrier by the participating medical teachers (37.7%) followed by lack of motivation and commitment among students (19.7%). Time constraint was the commonest reason for the faculty in not guiding undergraduate research (39.0%). A larger proportion of medical teachers suggested that incentives for students and teachers (62.7%) and frequent workshops for students related to undergraduate research (61.8%) are likely to encourage the students and teachers and thus, improve the scenario.

Conclusions: It is suggested to address certain important issues like reducing the workload of faculty engaged in undergraduate research, and conducting frequent research methodology workshops for the under graduate students to improvise the standards of undergraduate research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)XC01-XC04
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05-12-2014

Fingerprint

Medical Students
Biomedical Research
Students
Research
Technical presentations
Motivation
Education
Medical Faculties
Workload
Research Design
Medicine

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry

Cite this

@article{d9a094118d374bc3b1f8b7dc2e96ce3a,
title = "Medical students’ research – Facilitators and barriers",
abstract = "Background: Undergraduate research in medicine is important to expose and encourage the students towards the newer advances and research practices. The present study was taken up in a medical institute to assess the perception of the medical faculty about research undertaken by the medical undergraduates, and identifying the barriers faced by them in training undergraduate students for research. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire on perceptions, barriers and limitations towards undergraduate research was distributed to 105 participants included in the study. The responses of the participants were collected on a five point Likert scale and analysed using spss version 11.5.Results: There was a strong agreement among the faculty about students’ interest in carrying out research (95.1{\%}), and that they had gained knowledge to design, conduct, present and publish their research from the projects undertaken by them (90.2{\%}). Among the barriers for training undergraduate research, time consumption was perceived as a barrier by the participating medical teachers (37.7{\%}) followed by lack of motivation and commitment among students (19.7{\%}). Time constraint was the commonest reason for the faculty in not guiding undergraduate research (39.0{\%}). A larger proportion of medical teachers suggested that incentives for students and teachers (62.7{\%}) and frequent workshops for students related to undergraduate research (61.8{\%}) are likely to encourage the students and teachers and thus, improve the scenario.Conclusions: It is suggested to address certain important issues like reducing the workload of faculty engaged in undergraduate research, and conducting frequent research methodology workshops for the under graduate students to improvise the standards of undergraduate research.",
author = "B. Unnikrishnan and Tanuj Kanchan and Ramesh Holla and Nithin Kumar and T. Rekha and Prasanna Mithra and Vaman Kulkarni and B. Reshmi",
year = "2014",
month = "12",
day = "5",
doi = "10.7860/JCDR/2014/10223.5291",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
pages = "XC01--XC04",
journal = "Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research",
issn = "2249-782X",
publisher = "Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research",
number = "12",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Medical students’ research – Facilitators and barriers

AU - Unnikrishnan, B.

AU - Kanchan, Tanuj

AU - Holla, Ramesh

AU - Kumar, Nithin

AU - Rekha, T.

AU - Mithra, Prasanna

AU - Kulkarni, Vaman

AU - Reshmi, B.

PY - 2014/12/5

Y1 - 2014/12/5

N2 - Background: Undergraduate research in medicine is important to expose and encourage the students towards the newer advances and research practices. The present study was taken up in a medical institute to assess the perception of the medical faculty about research undertaken by the medical undergraduates, and identifying the barriers faced by them in training undergraduate students for research. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire on perceptions, barriers and limitations towards undergraduate research was distributed to 105 participants included in the study. The responses of the participants were collected on a five point Likert scale and analysed using spss version 11.5.Results: There was a strong agreement among the faculty about students’ interest in carrying out research (95.1%), and that they had gained knowledge to design, conduct, present and publish their research from the projects undertaken by them (90.2%). Among the barriers for training undergraduate research, time consumption was perceived as a barrier by the participating medical teachers (37.7%) followed by lack of motivation and commitment among students (19.7%). Time constraint was the commonest reason for the faculty in not guiding undergraduate research (39.0%). A larger proportion of medical teachers suggested that incentives for students and teachers (62.7%) and frequent workshops for students related to undergraduate research (61.8%) are likely to encourage the students and teachers and thus, improve the scenario.Conclusions: It is suggested to address certain important issues like reducing the workload of faculty engaged in undergraduate research, and conducting frequent research methodology workshops for the under graduate students to improvise the standards of undergraduate research.

AB - Background: Undergraduate research in medicine is important to expose and encourage the students towards the newer advances and research practices. The present study was taken up in a medical institute to assess the perception of the medical faculty about research undertaken by the medical undergraduates, and identifying the barriers faced by them in training undergraduate students for research. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire on perceptions, barriers and limitations towards undergraduate research was distributed to 105 participants included in the study. The responses of the participants were collected on a five point Likert scale and analysed using spss version 11.5.Results: There was a strong agreement among the faculty about students’ interest in carrying out research (95.1%), and that they had gained knowledge to design, conduct, present and publish their research from the projects undertaken by them (90.2%). Among the barriers for training undergraduate research, time consumption was perceived as a barrier by the participating medical teachers (37.7%) followed by lack of motivation and commitment among students (19.7%). Time constraint was the commonest reason for the faculty in not guiding undergraduate research (39.0%). A larger proportion of medical teachers suggested that incentives for students and teachers (62.7%) and frequent workshops for students related to undergraduate research (61.8%) are likely to encourage the students and teachers and thus, improve the scenario.Conclusions: It is suggested to address certain important issues like reducing the workload of faculty engaged in undergraduate research, and conducting frequent research methodology workshops for the under graduate students to improvise the standards of undergraduate research.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84919383371&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84919383371&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.7860/JCDR/2014/10223.5291

DO - 10.7860/JCDR/2014/10223.5291

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84919383371

VL - 8

SP - XC01-XC04

JO - Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

JF - Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

SN - 2249-782X

IS - 12

ER -