According to a study conducted at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida in Port Orange, FL, chiropractic students are aware of the importance of chiropractic research. Specifically, the survey of 303 students found that 99% of respondents “agreed that research was necessary for positive growth within the chiropractic profession. A majority of students reported having research experience, and 58% planned to participate in research activities prior to graduation. Technical writing was reported as the most challenging aspect of research, and heavy academic workload was reported as the greatest deterrent to participation.”
“This study expresses possibilities for building a strong research culture at the college,” concludes the report. “Students were aware of the necessity for research and were openly interested in conducting research. Modification of current academic policies will allow for greater student research opportunities and the development of tomorrow’s researchers.”
Journal of Chiropractic Education – Spring 2010;24:35-45.