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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 32(4): 222-227 Back to browse issues page
Quality of the Results Section of Original Dental Articles Published in National Farsi and International English Journals
Sedigheh Bakhtiari, Kaveh Alavi, Zahra Alizadeh Dakhel, Eznollah Azargashb, Somayyeh Azimi *, Jamileh Bigom Taheri
Assistant Professor , somayyeh_azimi@yahoo.com
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Objective: Lack of scientific writing skills is one major problem encountered for publication of research results of Iranian scientists in accredited journals. As the result, many research projects or dissertation findings remain unpublished. This study aimed to assess the quality of writing of the “results” section of some original articles published in Iranian Farsi and international English journals. Methods: This analytical, cross-sectional study was conducted on 64 dental articles published in 3 international English and 3 Iranian Farsi journals. Selection of journals was non-random but articles were selected randomly based on specific criteria. A checklist containing 32 criteria regarding general statistics, context of the results, statistical tests, tables, charts and graphs was prepared. Obtained data were analyzed by SPSS 10 using Fisher’s exact and chi square tests. Results: Farsi articles met 64.1% and English articles met 65.8% of the checklist criteria. No significant difference was found in the quality of the results section of Farsi and English papers (p>0.05). Conclusion: Most papers did not provide adequate details in the results section to help readers better comprehend the subject.
Keywords: English articles, Farsi articles, Quality of writing, Results.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/01/13 | Accepted: 2015/01/13 | Published: 2015/01/13
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Bakhtiari S, Alavi K, Alizadeh Dakhel Z, Azargashb E, Azimi S, Taheri J B. Quality of the Results Section of Original Dental Articles Published in National Farsi and International English Journals. J Dent Sch. 2014; 32 (4) :222-227
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Volume 32, Number 4 (Fall 2014) Back to browse issues page
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