Thesis topic proposal
Erzsébet Tóth
Investigation of the retrieval effectiveness of search engines used by teachers or students


Institute: University of Debrecen
Doctoral School of Human Sciences

Thesis supervisor: Erzsébet Tóth
Location of studies: UD Main/ Room 202
Abbreviation of location of studies: R 202

Description of the research topic:

1st year: The doctoral candidate has to perform literary research on the research topic and process the literature thoroughly. She/he has to write chapters that summarize the technical literature of the doctoral dissertation. She/he need to give talks in conferences and start to publish her/his articles in journals.
2nd year: Taking into consideration the research findings of the literature, she/he has to design empirical investigations including the execution of trial searches and tested searches on the selected search engines and saving the search results retrieved for search queries. The analysis of search results has to be performed by the candidate in SPSS software, a report about her/his early research findings has to be made for the complex exam besides proving his theoretical learning. A research plan has to be compiled about future research tasks. First research results should be published in journal articles and in conference proceedings.
3rd year: In the case of successful complex exam the official doctoral procedure can be launched. Further empirical analyses are needed to be planned and performed. The results of the conducted investigations should be evaluated. The candidate has to write the chapters of the doctoral dissertation about her/his empirical analyses. The doctoral candidate has to publish articles continuously and participate in conferences.
4th year: The rest of the doctoral dissertation should be finished. The doctoral candidate need to publish articles continuously and participate in conferences. The Ph.D thesis has to be prepared and the doctoral disssertation has to be defended.

Required language skills: English
Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2016-12-31

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