Epidemiological Review Of The Application Of Iqf In Several Studies On Reproductive Health
IQF is Indonesian Qualification Framework consisting of 9 levels of competence. The competence as described
in Master and Doctoral thesis are equivalent to the 8th and 9th levels of IQF. Their competences are 1) to develop
scientific knowledge producing innovative work for Master degree, and original or creative work for Doctoral degree; and
2) to solve the problem of science through inter or multi discipline for Master degree, and inter, multi and trans discipline
for Doctoral degree.` The objective of this review is to identify how far the results of several studies on reproductive health
published in Scientific Journal describe the competence of researchers in the application of the 8th and /or 9th levels of
To fulfil the competence, the researcher should conduct systematic study in term of continuation of thinking starting from
title, objective, methods (type of design, population and sample, and data analysis), results, discussion on quality and
accuracy of data, causal relationship, implication, conclusion of study followed by recommendation and suggestion. The
implication uses the result of causal relationship directed to conclusion and recommendation. Conclusion contains
development of knowledge, while recommendation contains how to solve the finding problems. Based on the
recommendation, suggestion is formulated through inter, multi discipline producing innovative work for Master degree,
and through inter, multi and trans discipline producing creative & original work for Doctor degree.
Nine studies on reproductive health published in scientific journal were reviewed, from which the conclusion is as follows:
most of design type of study are based on objective of study and, but all studies do not calculate sample size based on
design type of study and no discussion concerning quality and accuracy of data, causal relationship and implication of
study. It means that recommendation and suggestion produced by each of the 9 studies may not describe the competence of
researchers in the application of the 8th and 9th level of IQF. Hopefully, the readers are stimulated to attempt how they
have competence according to the level 8 or 9 of Indonesian Qualification Framework (IQF).
Keywords— Qualification, Research Method, Implication of Study, Recommendation. Suggestion.