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Table 1 Comparison with previous works

From: Usage of cloud storage facilities by medical students in a low-middle income country, Sri Lanka: a cross sectional study

AuthorSimilarities and differences compared to the current study
Meske et al. in 2014 [15]An Online survey that included whole student population and employees at the University of Muenster in Germany compared to the current study that used printed questionnaire to collect data from a sample of medical students. Both surveys focused on the use of CSF.
Ashtari & Eydgahi in 2017 [19]The study sample was selected by inviting to 40 engineering students in a specified study setup. The objective was to find the students’ use and acceptance of CC by using TAM. The current study applied the stratified random sampling method to select the study sample from a medical faculty and attempted to find specifically the use of CSF.
Stantchev et al. in 2014 [20]TAM was used to report weaknesses of several services of LMS over Dropbox cloud hosting service. Sample size was 121 students in computer science in final year and master level. Students involvement in Dropbox use as a CSF was the similarity found the two studies.
Peacock & Grande in 2016 [21]This study involved the first year medical students in order to examine the possibility of effectively using a free Google cloud suite, including Google Drive to manage and teach a first-year pathology course. Medical students involved in the both studies. The current study specifically examine the CSF usage in the education process by the whole medical students.
Ibrahim et al. in 2017 [12]221 Students in Information Technology (IT) subject stream who followed a training course on knowledge management and CC were involved in the study. The adaptation of cloud services in knowledge management was examined using TAM. Both studies focused on cloud services but on different research aspects.