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A Gorji H, Rahmanpour S, Mohaghegh N, Hosseini F. Subject Trend of Thesis in Management & Information Sciences School 2001-2007 . jha. 2008; 11 (33) :23-32
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Introduction: Thesis commonly reflects student's research interests, which are formed in the university education courses. Formation problem in thesis is one of the most important subjects in these research documents. Limitations and situations govern in research scope causes author (researcher) to limited framework of topic as problem base in his or her research. Investigation of thesis content and their subject trend can help each auditor to identify students' interests, and make a good guidance for correct programming in future.

Method: Content analysis method is used in this research, and record unit are "subjects" or "thesis subjects". The bases for subject definition are areas extracted from American National Library of Medical Subject Headings. Three subject heading groups were used "Information Science", "Administration", and "Health Care Economics and Organizations".

Results: Theses are distributed to three main subject groups according content analysis. "Information Science" with 89 theses had the most number of thesis, due to thesis distribution of two majors "medical record" and "medical library & information science" in this subject. "Health Services Administration" with 67 theses topics in second. "Health Care Economics" with 41 theses topics was in third degree 13 theses were not included in any of thesis subject groups, and finally each lied in a subheading group.

Conclusions: The results show that some subjects were more regarding than others. "Medical library & information science", "staff management", "cost & cost analysis" in have the most numbers due to: advisor specialization, lessons headings, and disregarding or no knowledge of modern and up to date subjects.

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Received: 2009/05/2

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