The effect of graduate instruction in research methodology on research self-efficacy and perceived research utility
Examined effects of research instruction on research self-efficacy and perceived utility of research. Outcomes of 30 students taking a graduate rehabilitation counseling research course were compared with those of 31 students taking graduate courses in either educational statistics or counseling, using a quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group design. Taking the research course significantly increased research self-efficacy, (operationalized as decreased research anxiety and increased confidence in research-related activities) and perceived utility of research.
Szymanski, E., Whitney-Thomas, J., Marshall, L., & Sayger, T. (1994). The effect of graduate instruction in research methodology on research self-efficacy and perceived research utility. Rehabilitation Education, 8(4), 319-331.