Within chiropractic educational facilities there are no formal programs cultivating chiropractic clinician researcher development. In examining the development of clinician researchers, Coulter (1986) observed “to become a productive researcher the student requires prerequisite knowledge of the area, skills in research methodology, academic values and attitudes, a supportive environment, and advisors/mentors with specific responsibility for monitoring the students’ progress. It has also been recognized that research infrastructure, located outside of traditional chiropractic colleges is needed for the profession to develop productive clinical research programs.
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