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Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences

The attitudes and practices of faculties towards research

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Author Details: Sanjay Mehta, Dimple Mehta, Kunjan Kikani

Volume : 7

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2348-7682

Print ISSN : 2249-8176

Article First Page : 83

Article End Page : 88


The present study was conducted on faculties from a medical college setup to evaluate their attitudes and practices towards research. The study tries to measure the research utilization and outputs of faculties by analysis of research presentations and publications. A forty point questionnaire was prepared for evaluation and assessment of attitudes and practices towards research amongst the faculties. Randomly, 50 members of the faculties were selected for the project study. Out of total 50 faculty members 49 (98%) were interested in research, 37 (74%) had conducted research in the past, 21 (42%) had published the research work which they had carried out in the past. At the time of study 18 (36%) faculty members were engaged in research work, out of whom 12 (24%) were engaged in research as a part of their further study while only 6 (12%) were doing the research for the purpose of research. All 50 faculty members felt that research needed improvement. The attitude towards the research is quite healthy as compared to actual practice. There is a lack of utilization of research related infra-structure and facilities. There is less than desirable research output in the form of poster / paper presentation in academic meets and research publications in the journals by medical faculties in teaching institution.

Research, Attitudes, Practices, Medical faculties.