Psychology : Dissertations & Theses


Are dissertations/theses part of research literature?

Dissertations are another source of research literature. Dissertations typically are considered as published works and can be found in databases such as ERIC. Using dissertations as research literature can assist researchers in knowing what new researchers in the field are investigating. Also, dissertations often contain studies that have not been published but contain helpful information. It is important to remember that the review process for dissertations can be inconsistent; there are no agreed-on standards across colleges or universities for quality of dissertations. Thus, faculty members who serve on the committee for the student who wrote the dissertation often are the only readers and the only ones who have judged the dissertation to be worthy. ... Read more

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