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Examination of English Theses Written on “Critical Thinking” in Türkiye between 2000-2021

Year 2023, Volume: 9 Issue: 1, 14 - 27, 30.04.2023

Abstract

The aim of the research is to evaluate the master's and doctoral theses written in English on critical thinking in our country according to various criteria. Postgraduate theses were accessed from the website of the Council of Higher Education by writing "critical thinking" in the thesis scanning part. In the study, 57 theses, which were written between the years 2000-2021 and have permission to be published, were analyzed by content analysis method. Data were analyzed using SPSS. According to the results obtained, these studies, most of which are master's theses, are mostly carried out with female researchers, the theses are mostly consulted by male faculty members, professor doctor faculty members provide thesis advisory more than others and it has also been observed that more studies are carried out on critical thinking especially in Middle East Technical and Çukurova Universities on the basis of universities, and in the Central Anatolia Region on a regional basis. In addition, considering the years when the theses were made, it has been concluded that more theses were made between 2015-2021, it was preferred more to have three-person thesis juries, the number of pages between 101-200 and titles consisting of 11-20 words, also, there are more theses with 0-5 sub-problems, more students' opinions are taken, the sample size is mostly between 0-5 and there are studies conducted with the mixed method.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Studies on Education
Journal Section Article
Authors

Duygu KORKUT This is me 0000-0002-3686-2089

Şeyda ŞATIROĞLU This is me 0000-0002-8472-7017

Anıl Doğukan SARIALAİ This is me 0000-0002-0496-9404

Mehmet Kaan DEMİR This is me 0000-0001-8797-0410

Early Pub Date April 30, 2023
Publication Date April 30, 2023
Submission Date May 1, 2022
Published in Issue Year 2023 Volume: 9 Issue: 1

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APA KORKUT, D., ŞATIROĞLU, Ş., SARIALAİ, A. D., DEMİR, M. K. (2023). Examination of English Theses Written on “Critical Thinking” in Türkiye between 2000-2021. Eğitim Kuram Ve Uygulama Araştırmaları Dergisi, 9(1), 14-27.