MA and doctoral public relations research in Turkey (1984-2007): A quantitative study of dissertations contribution to public relations field

Okay A., Okay A.

PUBLIC RELATIONS REVIEW, vol.34, no.3, pp.312-314, 2008 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2008.03.027
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-314
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In this article, MA and doctoral dissertations (673) on public relations written at Turkish universities (1984-2007) are examined in order to gain an understanding of the level of the theses within the discipline and that subjects are studied, too. The conclusion is that their contribution to public relations' improvement and especially theory building has been negligible. Written theses are standing out the practical or operational, and no existence any dissertations related to public relations theory. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.