Assessment of change in research attitude among Under-graduate students in a homoeopathic medical college- An Interventional Study
Research attitude of students
Keywords:Research Aptitude Questionnaire (RAQ), Homoeopathy, Short term Studentship in Homoeopathy (STSH) program, students
Building skills towards scientific reasoning and critical thinking among the medical students is an integral part of the profession. However, less participation and disinterest towards research has been observed in undergraduate homoeopathic students. So, to assess the change in attitude towards research through a research orientation training, this study was conducted. A study material devised on the concepts of research methodology and significance of research; termed as the Self-developed Research Attitude Training (SRAT), was used. The SRAT training was carried out for 3 days in 2021 and 2022 for the students of 2nd BHMS, 3rd BHMS and 4th BHMS. Research Aptitude Questionnaire (RAQ) were developed for the assessment and the students were asked to fill the specific set of RAQ questionnaires pre-SRAT and post-SRAT. The change in mean scores of RAQ in all the batches was found to be statistically significant (P<0.001).It is evident that the lack of orientation and motivation in students towards research can be improved through regular and apt methods in the classrooms at all the academic levels.
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