Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCH IN MEDICAL EDUCATION   SPRING 2016 , Volume 8 , Number 1; Page(s) 65 To 71.
 
Paper: 

A COMPARATIVE STUDY TO RESEARCH APPROACHES IN IRANIAN MEDICAL JOURNALS

 
DOI: 

10.18869/acadpub.rme.8.1.65

 
Author(s):  ABEDINI BALTORK M.*, MANSOORI S., BAGHERI S., ASADNIA M., MIRZA AGHAEE M.
 
* YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND ELITE CLUB,SHIRAZ BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSIRY,SHIRAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Continuing advances in society is due to research in all fields and in this regards, study of research methods has considerable importance in scientific understanding and improving quality of research. This study aimed to explore research methods in the field of medical sciences so that identifying current situation move toward development of medical knowledge through original research.
Method: This study is content analysis on 150 articles extracted from the last ten number of medical journal. selection of journals was based on 2 criteria, and among them ten journals have been reviewed randomly, two criteria including "medical sciences journal" in the title of publication and index in 2012 also, research method, sampling method, statistical population, data collection tools and methods of analyzing data were examined.
Results: The findings indicate that quantitative method in 109 articles (72.6%) and quantitative sampling in 111 cases (74%) were used respectively, patients as statistical population were considered in 57 articles (38%) and tests were used as tools in 64 articles (41.6%) and finally, descriptive analysis was used for declaring results in 81 articles (54%).
Conclusion: result show that most researches have been done through quantitative approach in medical fields and human regards as main subject in medical researches, thus focusing on constructive-interpretive paradigm and qualitative methods must be considered.

 
Keyword(s): RESEARCH APPROACHES, SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS, MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
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