The Application Of Indonesian Qualification Framework In Several Studies On Occupational Health
Indonesian Qualification Framework (IQF) is Kerangka Kualifikasi Nasional Indonesia (KKNI) consisting 9 levels of competence. The 8th and 9th levels of IQF are equivalent to the competence of Master and Doctoral degree. 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 scientific paper is to identify how far the writers conduct the application of IQF by reviewing the result of several studies on occupational health published in Scientific Journal describe the competence of researchers in the application of the 8th and/or 9th levels of IQF.
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 Doctoral degree.
Seven studies on occupational 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, 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 7 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).
Keywordsó Qualification, Implication of Study, Recommendation, Suggestion, Occupational Health.