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Table 4 Individuals research skill statement items for all participants and health sector subgroups

From: The research capacity and culture of Australian podiatrists

Individual research skills All Podiatrists* Private Public community Public hospital Non-clinical  
n = 238 n = 131 n = 45 n = 22 n = 28
  median (IQR) median (IQR) median (IQR) median (IQR) median (IQR) X2(DF), p
1. Finding relevant literature 7 (6–8) 7 (5–8) 7(5–8) 8 (7–9) 9 (7.5-9) 26.16 (3), <0.001
2. Critically reviewing the literature 6 (4–8) 5 (4–7) 6 (5–8) 7 (6–8) 8 (7–9) 25.37 (3), <0.001
3. Using a computer referencing system (eg Endnote) 5 (2–8) 4 (1–7) 5 (2–7) 6 (4.5-8) 9 (5–9) 26.24 (3), <0.001
4. Writing a research protocol 3 (1–6) 2 (1–5) 4 (1–5) 5 (2–8) 8 (5.5-9) 37.64 (3), <0.001
5. Securing research funding 1 (1–4) 1 (1–2) 2 (1–4) 3.5 (1–6.5) 5.5 (2.5-7) 55.46 (3), <0.001
6. Submitting an ethics application 2 (1–5) 1 (1–2) 3 (1–5) 4 (1–7.5) 7.5 (4–9) 48.71 (3), <0.001
7. Designing questionnaires 4 (1–7) 3 (1–6) 5 (3–7) 7 (5–8) 7 (5–9) 34.54 (3), <0.001
8. Collecting data e.g. surveys, interviews 5 (2–7) 3 (1–6) 5 (3–7) 7 (6–8) 8 (7–9) 49.96 (3), <0.001
9. Using computer data management systems 3 (1–6) 2 (1–5) 3 (2–5) 5 (2–7.5) 7 (5–8) 34.96 (3), <0.001
10. Analysing qualitative research data 3 (1–5) 2 (1–4) 3 (1–5) 4 (1–6) 5 (2–7) 17.80 (3), 0.001
11. Analysing quantitative research data 3 (1–6) 2 (1–5) 3 (1–6) 5 (2–7) 7(4.5-8) 27.48, (3), <0.001
12. Writing a research report 3 (1–7) 3 (1–5) 3 (1–6) 5 (5–7.5) 8 (5–8.5) 27.97 (3), <0.001
13. Writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals 2 (1–6) 2 (1–4) 2 (1–5) 4 (1–7) 8 (5–9) 35.69 (3), <0.001
14. Providing advice to less experienced researchers 2 (1–6) 1 (1–4) 2 (1–5) 4.5 (2–6.5) 7 (5–8) 40.35 (3), <0.001
  1. *Total participants completed the individual research skills however only 226 participants identified a workplace.