Theses Prepared In the Field of Public Health and Features Between The Years 2008-2013 in Turkey

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Funda Ozpulat



Background: With this study which is planned descriptively; it is aimed to reveal characteristics of theses prepared in the field of public health between the years 2008-2013. Methods: Planned study is performed scanning electronically National Thesis Center between January 18, 2014 and March 10, 2014, 552 theses published between the years 2008-2013 are included into the research. Data are evaluated by number and percentage calculations, besides Chi-Square Test of Independence is used in order to determine whether there is a statistically significant relationship between variables. Statistical analyses are made at a significance level of 0.05 with using the SPSS-17 package program. Conclusions: Of the thesis prepared in Medical and Nursing departments, 8.9% of them by Marmara University, 8.2% of them of Erciyes University and Dokuz Eylul University, 7.1% of them by Hacettepe University are prepared. Theses are published so close to each other in the years 2009-2010 and 2011 with (respectively, 19.7%, 18.3%, and 18.7%), a decrease is seen in the number of thesis on Public Health published in 2013.

Keywords: Postgraduate education, Department of Public Health, Department of Public Health Nursing, Postgraduate Theses on Public Health.


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