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Table 2 Changes in research interest during and after the individual research projects

From: Medical students’ research productivity and career preferences; a 2-year prospective follow-up study

   Changes in research interest during the course  
N = 46 N = 74 N = 71a N = 133a N = 63b
Decreased a lot Some decrease No change Some increase Increased a lot
Changes in research interest at follow- up Increased a lot 2 1 4 15 25 # of students w increased interest (N = 191)
Some increase 11 29 23 63 18
No change 14 33 38 45 14 No change (N = 141)
Some decrease 8 9 6 9 6 # of students w decreased interest (N = 52)
Decreased a lot 11 2 0 1 0
  # of students w decreased interest in research (N = 120) No change (N = 71) # of students w increased interest in research (N = 196)  
  1. W with
  2. aone missing value
  3. btwo missing values