Volume 6, Issue 2 (12-2017)                   IEJM 2017, 6(2): 14-23 | Back to browse issues page

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Student Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Background and purpose of study:Today, the important role of research in the development of societies is known to all. In fact, research stimulates societies to grow. Universities of the birthplace of novelties.  Therefore, developing countries attempt to pay heed to the role of universities in national progress.Unfortunately, insufficient attention has been paid to students’ potential in research. Academic realm is more education-based than research-based. However, due to the significance of research at university level, the present research aims to determine Restrictions in the implementation of research from the perspective of researcher students against students non-researcher in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences in 2014. Materials and methods:In this descriptive and Analytic research in 2014, 457 students (non-researcher) at Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences were selected through stratified sampling. 87 students (researcher) whose names were recorded in the research council of the university (due to limitations) were included through a census. Two standardized questionnaires were used to collect the data.These questionnaires were comprised of three sections: demographic, organizational and personal. Their reliability and validity have been established. The data were analyzed via Chi-squared test and Mann-Whitney U-test in SPSS (v.16).Results:In this research, 72 participants (82.8%) in the researcher group were female and 15 (17.2%) were male. In the non-researcher group, 225 participants (60.8%) were female while 141 (38.1%) were male. The mean score of research obstacles in the organizational and personal domains as perceived by researcher students were respectively (3.02±.44) and (3.05±.61). The same scores gained by non-researcher students were (3.25±.44) and (3.26±.55). In personal domain, the difference between the two groups was statistically significant (p˂.05). The most frequent obstacles belonged to the intensive and demanding courses ,motivation for research, access to the net and professors’ cooperation .Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that the greatest weakness of students in research activities related to their own personal skills.Therefore,it's suggested that with holding training courses such as proposal writing and statistical analysis, improve students' personal skills.The ways to motivate and encourage students'orientation towards research activities could be fruitful as well.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2017/12/17 | Accepted: 2017/12/17 | Published: 2017/12/17