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Table 2 Individual research skill ratingsmedians and interquartile range (M (IQR))

From: Research capacity and culture in podiatry: early observations within Queensland Health

  2011 Survey 2012 Survey  
Individual (self) research skill statement n M (IQR) n M (IQR) pValue
1 finding relevant literature 34 7 (4 – 8) 32 7 (5.25 – 8) 0.366
2 critically reviewing the literature 33 6 (4 – 8) 32 7 (5 – 8) 0.170
3 using a computer referencing system (e.g., Endnote) 33 6 (2 – 7) 32 5 (2.25 – 7) 0.761
4 writing a research protocol 33 3 (2 – 6) 31 5 (3 – 7) 0.108
5 securing research funding 32 2 (1 – 3.75) 31 4 (2 – 5) 0.024
6 submitting an ethics application 33 2 (1 – 3.5) 31 4 (2 – 6) 0.034
7 designing questionnaires 32 3 (2 – 5.75) 31 4 (3 – 7) 0.099
8 collecting data (e.g., surveys, interviews) 33 4 (2 – 6.5) 31 5 (3 – 6) 0.128
9 using computer data management systems 32 3 (2 – 6) 31 5 (3 – 7) 0.271
10 analysing qualitative research data 33 3 (2 – 5) 31 4 (3 – 6) 0.698
11 analysing quantitative research data 32 3.5 (2 – 5) 31 5 (3 – 6) 0.377
12 writing a research report 33 3 (2 – 5.5) 31 5 (3 – 7) 0.074
13 writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals 33 2 (2 – 5) 31 4 (2 – 6) 0.153
14 providing advice to less experienced researchers 33 2 (1–4) 31 4 (2 – 6) 0.043
  1. Note: Missing data and unsure responses have been removed from above sample.