Because the doctoral dissertations were sampled from the yearfollow-up searches were restricted to articles published between and Although academic institutions aim to encourage diverse viewpoints, a culture of atheism among Nevertheless, there is a growing trend in social psychology towards the use of qualitative research methods, such as that of interviews or focus groups, which provide more in-depth explanations of social psychology.
On the other end of our search window, candidate publications that appeared in print during or after were also not considered. At the article level, we used Web of Science to code the number of citations to the PD occurring each year since publication, tracking from up through year The PQDT subject terms were used as a proxy indicator of the subfield of psychology from which the dissertation was generated.
Another difference is the level of intensity in the project. The first generally in a Master of Arts degree program is a literature review on a specific topic that is relevant to the field of psychology. Some approaches take a mid-way position, however, by proposing an interaction between the two.
The study will work with their faculty mentor to design and implement an ethical study to investigate their topic. Students at both levels can choose to submit their work for publication or presentation.