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Type :thesis
Subject :SF Animal culture
Main Author :Mahdi, Dhuha Jawad
Title :A study of scientific perception on the utilization of animals in laboratories and research (IR)
Publisher :Fakulti Sains dan Matematik
Year of Publication :2017
Notes :Masters
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
This research was carried out to identify the factors that may influence humans’ choice on whether to bolster or revoke the utilization of animals in laboratories and research. This study was focused to determine the views of people with science background. A total of 351 respondents from 1236 research population with different academic levels consisting of students who are pursuing their studies in one of the programmes offered at the Faculty of Science and Mathematics, lecturers and laboratory assistant. Two instruments used for this study in order to answer the research questions were the survey questionnaire and the interview protocols. Data were statistically analysed using ANOVA and t-test. Results showed various factors; such as gender, age, academic level and position, influence the utilization of animals in laboratories and research. Female gender was found more concern about animal testing compared with male, whilst higher academic level shows better knowledge in the alternative methods for animal testing. The outcomes propose that animal applications in laboratories and research are adequate, given that animal welfare are thought about and under adequate control. More prominent exertion may likewise be required to educate students and people in general about logical practice using animals in laboratories and research, as well as to allow criticism by means of open engagement, to lessen the holes between basic logical practices and moral qualities.
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