Table 2

Interest, experience or confidence on the 10 Research spider tasks according to percentage of respondents
Task Respondent ratings n (%)
None Little Some Moderate Very
Interest Finding relevant literature 0 (0%) 3 (2%) 15 (11%) 56 (41%) 63 (46%)
Critically reviewing literature 1 (1%) 11 (8%) 39 (28%) 42 (31%) 44 (32%)
Generating research ideas 0 (0%) 18 (13%) 44 (32%) 38 (28%) 37 (27%)
Writing a research proposal 14 (10%) 25 (18%) 48 (35%) 29 (21%) 21 (15%)
Using quantitative research methods 7 (5%) 29 (21%) 49 (36%) 32 (23%) 20 (15%)
Using qualitative research methods 6 (4%) 27 (20%) 46 (34%) 37 (27%) 21 (15%)
Applying for research funding 19 (14%) 28 (20%) 38 (28%) 26 (19%) 26 (19%)
Analysing and interpreting results 5 (4%) 22 (16%) 47 (34%) 36 (26%) 27 (20%)
Writing and presenting an oral report 14 (10%) 28 (20%) 37 (27%) 35 (26%) 23 (17%)
Writing and publishing research 18 (13%) 26 (19%) 35 (26%) 29 (21%) 29 (21%)
Experience Finding relevant literature 0 (0%) 6 (4%) 46 (34%) 68 (50%) 17 (12%)
Critically reviewing literature 1 (1%) 30 (22%) 55 (40%) 41 (30%) 10 (7%)
Generating research ideas 19 (14%) 50 (36%) 41 (30%) 20 (15%) 7 (5%)
Writing a research proposal 59 (43%) 36 (26%) 30 (22%) 12 (9%) 0 (0%)
Using quantitative research methods 32 (23%) 51 (37%) 40 (29%) 14 (10%) 0 (0%)
Using qualitative research methods 28 (20%) 54 (39%) 36 (26%) 17 (12%) 2 (1%)
Applying for research funding 83 (61%) 26 (19%) 19 (14%) 9 (7%) 0 (0%)
Analysing and interpreting results 28 (20%) 45 (33%) 44 (32%) 19 (14%) 1 (1%)
Writing and presenting an oral report 51 (37%) 34 (25%) 30 (22%) 18 (13%) 4 (3%)
Writing and publishing research 75 (55%) 30 (22%) 22 (16%) 10 (7%) 0 (0%)
Confidence Finding relevant literature 0 (0%) 13 (9%) 54 (39%) 55 (40%) 15 (11%)
Critically reviewing literature 2 (1%) 33 (24%) 55 (40%) 37 (27%) 10 (7%)
Generating research ideas 12 (9%) 54 (39%) 42 (31%) 23 (17%) 6 (4%)
Writing a research proposal 48 (35%) 50 (36%) 27 (20%) 11 (8%) 1 (1%)
Using quantitative research methods 37 (27%) 52 (38%) 34 (25%) 13 (9%) 1 (1%)
Using qualitative research methods 30 (22%) 53 (39%) 35 (26%) 15 (11%) 4 (3%)
Applying for research funding 63 (46%) 45 (33%) 21 (15%) 8 (6%) 0 (0%)
Analysing and interpreting results 28 (20%) 46 (34%) 45 (33%) 15 (11%) 3 (2%)
Writing and presenting an oral report 42 (31%) 38 (28%) 35 (26%) 19 (14%) 3 (2%)
Writing and publishing research 59 (43%) 41 (30%) 26 (19%) 10 (7%) 1 (1%)

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Finch et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:144   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-144

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