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Hoseini A, Montajab F. AComparative Study of Iso-Standards and Research Elements in Used Master Theses of School of Management and Medical Information Science. jha. 2005; 7 (18) :45-51
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-93-en.html

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Introduction: Because of the Scientific nature of Universities and their potentials, they have longly been Functioning as the cradle for research projects. Every individual in order to be graduated is to submit an acceptable research work which will Lead to an academic endeavour in different scientific disciplines. 

Methods: In this descriptive survey, 87 M.S. Theses of the School of Management and Medical Information Science, have been studied in respect to their conformity to Iso 7144 and research elements. The selected disciplines included Medical Records Education, Medical Library and Information Science and Health Services Admininstration for the period of 2000 to 2002. The data collection method was observation, and the data were gathered by a chechklist and the Findings have been demonstrated in tables and diagrams. 

Findings: The results indicate that: - In all the Theses, The arithmetic mean of Iso Standards application is 77.69% and that of research elements is 66.91% - The arithmetic mean of Iso-Standards application in Medical Library and Information Science Theses is 79.88%, that is, it is more than that of other two disciplines under study. - The arithmetic mean of research elements in Theses is 69.45%, it is more than that of two disciplines under study. - The Iso-Standards in the "Tittle" Section with 99.62% and "Main Text" section with 82.65%, have been more than other than sections. - The research elements in the "Introductory statement" section with 93.69% and in "data analysis" section with 88.84% have been more than the elements other in Sections. - The results of the comparison between this research and other researches done in this area, show that the Level of comformity to Iso-Standards and research elements have increased in recent years.

Results: Considering that Theses are significant research sources and have a great role in the exchange of information, it is recommanded that, (1) The existing standards and Criterion be seriously and steadily taken in to consideration and (2) The national standards for writing Theses be prepared in accordance with Iso-Standards and research elements, with emphasis on implementing them in Medical Universities on the country.

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Received: 2008/08/10

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