Book reference: Gliner, J. A., Morgan, G. A., Leech, N. L. (2017). Research methods in applied settings: An integrated approach to design and analysis (3rd ed.). Routledge. https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781317526896
Why is peer review important to your research? What criticisms of the peer-review process might impact your research? How will understanding the concept of peer review be applied to help you increase your chances of success?
As a side issue, be very wary of using dissertations as sources of information. Dissertations are considered grey literature, similar to government reports, and are not considered peer-reviewed. For examples of problems with dissertations,