PAPER ID:IJIM/V.5(VII)/1-8/1
AUTHOR: Dr. Prakasan P.M.
TITLE :INTERNET ACCESS AND USAGE BY THE MEDICAL COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBERS OF KERALA: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Abstract: This paper discusses the internet access and usage by the faculty members of Government Medical Colleges in Kerala and makes a comparative analysis between Allopathy and Ayurveda college teachers. A stratified sampling method was used to select the sample of faculty members from Allopathy colleges and Ayurveda colleges. A questionnaire was the major instrument for data collection. The analysis of data reveals that there exist significant differences between Allopathy and Ayurveda college faculty members in the purpose of using internet from different access points. There also exist significant differences between Allopathy and Ayurveda faculty members of Kerala in the preference of using common engines while surfing internet and in the search strategy when searching online resources.
Keywords: Medical faculty members, Allopathy College, Ayurveda College, Kerala, Internet access, Internet usage, Search engine, Search strategy.

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