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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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REGOJO ZAPATA, Ó. et al. Quality analisis of the statistical used resources (material and methods seccion) in thesis projects of an universitary department. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2004, vol.28, n.8, pp.581-587. ISSN 0210-4806.

INTRODUCTION AND OBJETIVES: Studies about quality in thesis and investigation projects in biomedical sciences are unusual, but very important in university teaching because is necessary to improve the quality elaboration of the thesis. The objectives the study were to determine the project's quality of thesis in our department, according to the fulfillment of the scientific methodology and to establish, if it exists, a relation between the global quality of the project and the statistical used resources. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive study of 273 thesis projects performed between 1995-2002 in surgery department of the Zaragoza University. The review realized for 15 observers that they analyzed 28 indicators of every project. Giving a value to each of the indicators, the projects qualified in a scale from 1 to 10 according to the quality in the fulfillment of the scientific methodology. RESULTS: The mean of the project's quality was 5.53 (D.E: 1.77). In 13.9% the thesis projects was concluded with the reading of the work. The three indicators of stadistical used resources had a significal difference with the value of the quality projects. DISCUSSION: The quality of the statistical resources is very important when a project of thesis wants to be realized by good methodology, because it assures to come to certain conclusions. In our study we have thought that more of the third part of the variability in the quality of the project of thesis explains for three statistical above-mentioned articles.

Keywords : Quality study; Thesis project; Stadistical.

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