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 int er, mult i and tr ans discipl ine 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).
Keywords— Qualification, Implication of Study, Recommendation, Suggestion, Occupational Health.