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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 3, October 2013 pp 234-237

Research Article

Evaluation of the Performance of a Post Graduate Orientation Workshop by the Participants –

A Questionnaire Based Study


Nagapati Prabhakar Bhat1, Madhav K. Savkar2

{1Assistant Professor, 2Professor} Department of Pharmacology, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, B. G. Nagara, 571448 Karnataka INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Introduction: Performance evaluation of any learning-teaching activity by the participants is routine exercise at most of the international institutions for higher education. Some speakers prefer to evaluate their own skills by giving pre-designed set of questions to the prospective participants for their own record and further improvement. Here, we have tried to evaluate the performance of a workshop as conceived by the participants. The reasons for doing so were many folds. Firstly, there were no incentives, gifts, credit hours (points) and a certificate of participation. Secondly, during the planning of workshop, doubts were expressed by some of the college authorities as regard to success of workshop. All these prompted us to seek first hand information from the participants regarding their views on topic, speakers and overall assessment. Materials and methods: This was a questionnaire based evaluation. All of us under the guidance of medical education unit prepared a set of questions to evaluate workshop performance in respect of the topic, the speakers and overall assessment of entire activity. Each question had five options ranging from strongly agreed to strongly disagree. Result was expressed in term of percentage response in agree, neutral or disagree category. Results: The response of participants towards workshop was unexpectedly overwhelming. Almost, 80-85% of participants liked the topic. All the speakers were highly appreciated for their presentation and knowledge. Nearly 85-90% of the participants opined favourably to overall success of the workshop. Conclusions: From the results, it can be concluded that there was overwhelming response from the participants to this workshop. More such workshops should be conducted every year without fear of failure.