Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 03 February 2023
Publication Outcomes Doctoral Dissertations in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language Field
Ministry of National Education, Turkey
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Keywords: Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, Doctoral Dissertations, Publications from Doctoral Dissertations
This research determines the rates of converting doctoral dissertations into publications, types of publications (book, book chapter, journal article), and the status of publications according to indexes in the field of teaching Turkish as a foreign language. For this purpose, first, doctoral dissertations in this field until 2020 were identified through the keywords in the Council of Higher Education Thesis Centre database. Then, the status of the dissertations being converted into publications was investigated. The sample of the research consisted of 98 doctoral dissertations. Document analysis, a qualitative research method, was employed in the research. According to the findings of the research, most doctoral dissertations were completed in 2018. Hacettepe University, Gazi University, and Atatürk University are the universities with the highest number of doctoral dissertations in the relevant field. It was also detected that 28% of the doctoral dissertations in the research sample were not converted into any publication, and articles were mostly preferred (81%) in the conversion of doctoral dissertations into publications. Articles were mostly published in journals indexed in the TR index (61%). According to the results of the research, it can be suggested that the quality of doctoral dissertations in the field of teaching Turkish as a foreign language should be reviewed, and publications in internationally recognized journals should be encouraged.
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