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pourali bajarbaneh M, Babalhavaeji F, Rahim Rasouli Azad M R. Structural Evaluation of Ph.D. and MSc Theses at the School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2018 Based on the ISO 7144. Research in Medicine. 2021; 45 (1) :76-83
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-2432-en.html
Department of Communication and Academic Sciences, Department of Science and Research, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , f.babalhavaeji@gmail.com
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Purpose: The current survey aimed at structural evaluation of Ph.D. and MSc theses at the School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of medical sciences in 2018, based on the ISO 7144 to determine if the required frameworks were considered.
Methods: In the present descriptive research, 66 Ph.D. and MSc theses at the School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences were surveyed following content analysis. A list of ISO standards and their multiple indicators based on the last edition of ISO 7144 was the main tool for the purpose of data collection. The surveyed standards include: structural and physical form, contents page, abstract, Chapter 3, Persian foot note, pictures, tables and charts, and resources. Data obtained were checked for their agreement with ISO 7144 using frequency table, Percent, Min, Max, Mean and standard deviation in SPSS, version 25.
Findings: The degree of structural compliance was found to be 68% with PhD disertations showing more compliance (p<0.05). In Ph.D. studies, chapter 3, pictures, tables and charts and abstract were among the more considered (very High) items compared to other items of international standards and the least considered (very little) items were structure, resources and contents page. In MSc theses, grade pictures, tables and charts, contents page, and chapter 3 were among the more considered (very High) items compared to other items of international standards and the least considered (very little) items included resources, abstract, and the structure.
Conclusion: It seems that the overall structural compliance rate is acceptable but lack of some indicators is a concern; thus, trainings are recommended to improve the structure of these theses.
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Received: 2020/03/3 | Accepted: 2020/04/26 | Published: 2021/10/30

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