In today’s lightening fast changing world, it is necessary for a teacher to achieve ongoing
professional, academic, occupational and professional growth through pursuing research in their
teaching area. Students who join master of education (M.Ed.) Programme have variety of motives.
In M.Ed. They get first exposure to educational research as a part of their study. Attitude of M.Ed.
Students are most important for the future innovations in educational field. In present study, the
attitude of M.Ed. Students towards research was studied. The attitude towards research was the
dependent variable of the study whereas the gender, educational stream and semester were the
independent variable of the study. The study was a quantitative survey study. From the population
one college was selected by convenience sampling method. The sample of 50 M.Ed. Students was
selected by cluster sampling method. Data was collected on a self made research attitude scale. To
analyze the data, sigma score was obtained and on the basis of these sigma score, ‘chi square test’
was administered. The results of the present study show that, overall, prospective teacher educators
have neutral and slightly positive tend of attitudes towards research. Gender, educational stream
and semester are not affecting variables on the attitudes of the M.Ed. Students towards research.
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