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A Comparative Analysis of Research Quality of Public and Private Universities

Author Affiliations

  • 1ityUniversityof Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PAKISTAN
  • 2Institute of Education and Research, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PAKISTAN
  • 3Department of Statistics, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PAKISTAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 32-36, June,2 (2015)


Thispaper discusses findings from a study designedfor evaluating PhD dissertationsand comparing quality of dissertations of public and private universities. The main objectives of the study were to evaluate the research quality of PhD education dissertations of public and private sector universities in Pakistan and to compare and analyze the dissertation quality of public and private sector universities in Pakistan. Of 308 PhD education dissertations, 178 dissertations were evaluated on a twenty-element rubric created for the evaluation of PhD dissertations in education.The main finding of the study is that the dissertation quality of public sector universities was foundbetter than private sector universities on several categories of the rubric. The difference was significant in two elements of the rubric, while on the remaining categories,public sector universities were found better on the percentage scale compared to private sector, but statistically the result was not significant.Results are discussed and conclusion provided, for improving research quality at universities and for raising the standard andquality of educational research at both public and private universities in Pakistan.


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