Some of the issues associated with doctoral thesis are as follows: There are incomplete references or sometimes the key theorists in the topic are absent.There are in-text citations with no match in the bibliography are located.The usage phrases such as “some academics” or “all the literature” without mitigating statements or references. They write an abstract without a sentence starting “my original contribution to knowledge is…”
By the time one gets to the advanced level of education where they are receiving their doctorate, their field of study has become incredibly narrowed and specific. Unfortunately, this severely limits the audience of people who are able to understand what doctoral candidates are writing about, which results in difficult, dense theses.
As a citizen with little medical know-how and no medical training, a doctoral thesis would indeed be difficult to understand. However I believe that by dedicating time to the information provided, combined with some extended research, anyone can understand almost anything. If information can be explained, then it can be understood.
Doctoral theses are designed to be understood by people who have studied the same field as them. They are designed to be read and discussed by experts so that new advances and understandings can be made. For this reason they are just as difficult to understand as they should be.