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Table 4 Descriptive themes and sub-themes reflecting experiences and perceptions of EBP education

From: Changes in physiotherapy students’ knowledge and perceptions of EBP from first year to graduation: a mixed methods study

  Major descriptive themes Sub-themes
1 Shift in thinking over time  
   Role of research not appreciated in clinical practice
   Change in perception and confidence by graduation
2 Need for relevance and context  
   Rote learning with minimal carry over
   Learning preferences
3 Learning by doing  
   Role models and reinforcement
4 Getting the timing right  
   Optimising clinical placement experiences
   Evidence searching skills needed early