International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part H
Knowledge and attitudes about research ethics among dental postgraduate students: A cross-sectional survey
AUTHOR(S): Sagar Kumbhar, Puja C Yavagal and Nagesh L
Research ethics encompasses the principles, standards, norms and guidelines that regulate scientific inquiry. Attitudes of postgraduate students towards concepts of research ethics should be considered important towards quality research output. Aim of the study was to
assess knowledge and attitudes about research ethics among postgraduate students of dental colleges in Davangere city.
Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted involving 147 postgraduate students of two dental colleges in Davanagere city. A pretested 26 items self-administered questionnaire to assess the knowledge, attitude and awareness about research ethics was distributed to participants. Responses to knowledge related questions had multiple choices and responses to attitude related items were on 3 point Likert scale. Descriptive statistics was generated in frequencies and percentages.
Results: Out of 147 students around 48.9% - 64.8% students had fair knowledge and more than 80% showed positive attitude towards research ethics.
Conclusions: Majority of students had fair knowledge and many of them expressed positive attitude towards research ethics.
Pages: 511-513 | 556 Views 11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sagar Kumbhar, Puja C Yavagal, Nagesh L. Knowledge and attitudes about research ethics among dental postgraduate students: A cross-sectional survey. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(2):511-513.