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Table 2 Education in and experience with empirical research (N = 200)

From: The use of empirical research in bioethics: a survey of researchers in twelve European countries

  n %
Qualitative methods as part of the education
 Yes 122 61.0
 No 78 39.0
Quantitative methods as part of the education
 Yes 118 59.0
 No 82 41.0
Type of methodological educationa
 Only qualitative 28 14.0
 Only quantitation 24 12.0
 Mixed method 94 47.0
 No methods education 54 27.0
Past experience in empirical work
 Ever collected empirical data 143 71.5
 Ever analysed empirical data 149 74.5
 Ever supervised empirical research 103 51.5
Years of experience with empirical research
 3 years or less 77 38.5
 4–7 years 56 28.0
 8 years or more 67 33.5
Experience as supervisor of PhD-students
 Yes 85 42.5
 No 115 57.5
Proportion of work time spent on empirical workb c
 30% or less 116 58.9
 31–60% 62 31.5
 More than 60% 19 9.6
Proportion of work time spent on normative workb c
 30% or less 95 47.7
 31–60% 57 28.6
 More than 60% 47 23.6
Willingness to conduct empirical research projects in the future
 Yes 140 70.0
 No 60 30.0
  1. aVariable computed based on two questions related to qualitative and quantitative methods being part of education
  2. bData missing for two cases for ‘proportion of time spent on empirical work’ and one case for ‘proportion of time spent on normative work’. cthese were not continuous variables and thus mean and range cannot be presented