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Table 2 Responses to awareness questions

From: Research involvement among undergraduate health profession students in a resource-limited setting: awareness, attitude, motivators and barriers

Question Frequency Percent
Have you ever heard about medical research? (N = 398)
 Yes 369 92.7
 No 29 7.3
Know an undergraduate colleague that have participated in research? (N = 398)
 Yes 297 80.7
 No 71 19.3
Ever participated in any research activity outside your academic requirement? (N = 398)
 Yes 120 32.5
 No 249 67.5
What was your role in that study? (N = 120)
 Research Assistant 90 58.4
 First Author 25 16.2
 Co-Author 39 25.3
Ever published any research paper in a peer-reviewed journal? (N = 120)
 Yes 27 22.5
 No 93 77.5
If yes, how many articles? (N = 27)
1 article 14 51.9
2 articles 6 22.2
3 or more articles 7 25.9
Have you had any first-author publication? (N = 27)
Yes 11 40.7
No 16 59.3
What kind of journal was your paper(s) published?(N = 27)
 International 21 70
 Regional 2 6.7
 Local 7 23.3
Have you had any training on research proposal writing?(N = 398)
 Yes 242 65.8
 No 126 34.2
Have you had any training on manuscript writing? (N = 398)
 Yes 101 27.4
 No 267 72.6
Have you had any training on journal publication process? (N = 398)
 Yes 68 18.5
 No 300 81.5