ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE ON USE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AMONG CENTRAL INDIA ORTHODONTIC POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

Nitesh Mahaton, Pankaj Akhare, Usha Shenoy, Sujoy Banerjee, Ananya Hazarey, Himija Karia, sangeeta Bhattacharya, Pritam Khorghade

Abstract


Aim

Assessment of knowledge on use of research methodology among central India orthodontic postgraduate students

Materials and method

A sample size of 100 is taken, all participant were given the questionnaire in hand on workshops conducted in central India. All students participating in this study had to complete the document individually. Questionnaire was structured to include four basic sections: the demographics of participants, attitude towards statistics and epidemiology, self-reported confidence on biostatistics and epidemiology, and a knowledge section comprising 13 questions.

Results

Statistical analysis is performed using SPSS version 22, The mean correct answers of the participants were 53.8 per cent with a 95 per cent CI of 50.2–57.3 per cent. This score was not influenced by gender, years elapsed from graduation, other advanced degree, or year of study; the sole parameter, which seemed to influence this score was attendance at a Research methodology course.

Conclusion

The score of the questionnaire was quite low and there is a need for upgradation of knowledge of CentraI India postgraduate orthodontic on research methodology.

 


Keywords


Orthodontics , Research , India ,Post Graduation

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