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Table 6 Comparison of attitudes regarding barriers of research for respondents with and without graduate degree work

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

  Agreement from those with graduate degree N = 72 Agreement from those without graduate degree N = 255 P value for trend**
Adequate time in medical school to pursue research 19% 20% 0.327
Adequate training in research methodology in medical school 8% 12% 0.214
Adequate training in reviewing scientific literature 26% 29% 0.550
Research mentors are easily available 47% 42% 0.289
Research supervisors offer good training and guidance 42% 24% 0.0027
Many opportunities to present research in medical school 24% 16% 0.307
Many opportunities to publish research during medical school 13% 20% 0.115
Will receive acknowledgment for contributions to research 58% 38% 0.0009
  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