The aim of this study is to examine post-graduate thesesin nursing in Turkey
between 1980-2015 and to determine the distribution of theses according to
years, research types and research topics.
The study was carried out with documental analysis. Theses on the subject
area were collected from National Theses Center of Turkish Council of
Higher Education. When the research studies are analyzed, what draws
attention is that nearly all of them are experimental or quasi-experimental
studies. The researchers mostly examined organizational behaviors. Another
topic examined in graduate theses was patient care. Most common third
experienced subject in field of nursing was nursing education.
According to our results 44,37% of postgraduate theses in nursing were
conducted in 2007-2015, 34,46% in 2000-2006 and the others before 2000.
While 33,33% of postgraduate theses in nursing focused on patient care in
2000-2006 this proportion increased to 44,18% in 2007-2015. 258 (38,16%)
of 676 theses focused on patient care, 303 (44,82%) on organizational
behavior and 115(17,01%) on nursing education. When distribution of
research designs used in postgraduatetheses in nursing was analyzed
32,69% of theses were designed experimental, 18,78% quasi-experimental
and 39,49 non-experimental. 6,80% of postgraduate theses were descriptive.
Nursing, post graduate theses, research design, research topic
|Subjects||Health Care Sciences and Services|
|Publication Date||June 29, 2016|
|Submission Date||April 4, 2016|
|Published in Issue||Year 2016 Volume: 1 Issue: 2|