Posts tagged ‘ETDs’

26/08/2012

stats on the first anniversary of the electronic publication of my PhD thesis

It’s the first anniversary of the electronic publication of my PhD thesis!

I explained the value of online access in a post four months after my thesis went online. I just thought I would give an update on the numbers of readers and styles of reading (and the inability to identify trends in the subjects of reading).

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07/01/2012

my thesis had 1000+ readers in the first four months of online access

Until recently, academics said that a doctoral thesis had a readership of five – the candidate, their supervisor, their two examiners and their mother. (I had two supervisors, but my mum didn’t read [skimmed] it (1). Still, one of my examiners’ supervisees read it, so I guess my thesis had a readership of six.)

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