Feedback of postgraduate students about research methodology workshop

Vijay Kishanrao Domple, Prabhakar A. Hiwarkar, Manish B. Shrigiriwar


Background: The feedback from PG students will address the issues in organization of the workshop if any, which may be helpful for the continual improvement. The objectives of the study were to analyze the feedback of postgraduate students about every session of workshop; to analyze the feedback of postgraduate students about overall program of workshop; to assess the change in the knowledge of the participants with the help of pretest and posttest scores.

Methods: The present cross sectional study was carried out in the month of August 2018. The three days research methodology workshop was conducted at Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal during 7th to 9th August 2018 for the 44 postgraduate students. The pretest questionnaire, posttest questionnaire, daily feedback form and program evaluation form were given to each participant. The analysis of pretest and posttest was done by paired t test with statistical software Epi Info Version 7.

Results: Total 44 postgraduate students gave feedback on each day. The maximum score (1108) was given by participants to experimental study design and lowest score (942) was given to third group activity based on literature search. For the question about the scope for betterment in the workshop, we had developed three themes based on the responses of participants by using content analysis. Paired ‘t’ test showed significant difference between pre and post-test (p<0.001).

Conclusions: The students gave constructive feedback on improvement of the sessions on literature search and Mendeley.


Feedback, Research methodology, Postgraduate students, Organization of workshop

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