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Table 4 Comparison of attitudes regarding barriers of research for respondents in second and fourth year medical school

From: A survey on the attitudes towards research in medical school

  Agreement* from 2nd Year Students N = 185 Agreement * from 4th Year Students N = 142 P value for trend**
Adequate time in medical school to pursue research 16% 25% 0.0059
Adequate training in research methodology in medical school 12% 9% 0.901
Adequate training in reviewing scientific literature 25% 32% 0.292
Research mentors are easily available 36% 52% 0.0325
Research supervisors offer good training and guidance 22% 37% 0.180
Many opportunities to present research in medical school 16% 20% 0.246
Many opportunities to publish research during medical school 15% 25% 0.397
Will receive acknowledgment for contributions to research 30% 58% 0.002
  1. *Responses 4 and 5 in 5-point Likert scale were grouped as "agreement" for reporting purposes.
  2. **Mann-Whitney test between responses of 5-point Likert scale