Use of Doctoral Thesis as a Source of Information: A study of researchers of Karnataka University Dharwad

Ramesh Kuri


This paper presents the key findings of a survey about use and utilization of doctoral thesis among the research scholars of Karnatak University Dharwad (KUD). A structured questionnaire was distributed to 80 research scholars; 60 responses were obtained. It examined the purpose, reference of contents, frequency, factors affecting utilization, impact of doctoral thesis and to elicit researcher’s perceptions towards the use of thesis. The population chosen for this study was researchers of science, social science and humanity disciplines.

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