17th International Sport Sciences Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 13 - 16 November 2019, pp.353-362
EXAMINATION OF DOCTORAL THESES IN VOLLEYBALL WITH CONTENT ANALYSIS METHOD
Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world. In addition to professional athletes, millions of people play volleyball for amateur and recreational purposes around the world. This intense interest in volleyball leads to many scientific studies on the scientific environment. The aim of this study is to examine the doctoral dissertation performed on volleyball in Turkey. In this study, the subjects that the theses focus on were tried to be determined by content analysis method. Higher Education Institution (YÖK) National Thesis Center Database was used as data source. As a result of the analysis, it was seen that there are 1347 doctoral dissertations on sports. 2.45% of these theses (33) were performed on volleyball. 24 of the theses are open to full access. However, access to the full text of 9 theses is restricted. When the distribution of published doctoral theses according to universities is examined, it is seen that 39.40% (13) of the theses are made in Gazi University and 18.20% (6) in Marmara University. These high rates are followed by Kocaeli University with 9.09% (3), Ankara University with 6.06% (2) and 19 Mayıs University with 6.06% (2). When the distribution of theses according to written language is examined, it is seen that there is no thesis written in English language. All these were written in Turkish. When the distribution of doctoral theses examined according to the fields was examined, it was found that there were more studies in the fields of movement and training sciences (27.27% - 9) and physiology (21.21% - 7). The areas of skill learning (15.15% - 5) and biomechanics (12.12% - 4) were the most followed. On the other hand, it was seen that the thesis was made in the field of sports health sciences by 6,06% (2) and in psychosocial fields by 9.09% (3). The fact that there is no doctoral dissertation on gender in a country with a high perception of women's sports like volleyball is thought provoking. In addition, there is no doctoral dissertation on disability volleyball, known as sitting volleyball. As a result, the results obtained in the study indicate that nearly half of the doctoral dissertations in the field of volleyball were conducted in Gazi University and Marmara University. We think that studies on gender and disabled people should be increased in volleyball.
Key words: Volleyball, Theses, PhD