Year 2019, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 86 - 108 2019-04-30

A Content analysis of graduate theses concerning early childhood education in Turkey
Türkiye’deki erken çocukluk eğitimi üzerine yazılmış lisansüstü tezlerin bir içerik analizi

Seden Demirtaş İlhan [1] , Feyza Tantekin Erden [2]

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This study aims to investigate the descriptive characteristics, research topics and methodological procedures of master’s theses and doctoral dissertations regarding early childhood education in Turkey. Within the scope of the current study, 931 Master’s. theses and 171 doctoral dissertations were analyzed according to university, institute, department, publication year, academic title of the advisor, research topic, sample group, location in which the study took place, research setting of the study, type of research, instruments, statistical analysis, and sampling methods. The study covers theses published from 1986 to 2016, and a content analysis method was implemented for data analysis. As expected, the current study found that students were the most frequently used subject groups in both M.S. theses (37.39%) and Ph.D. dissertations (53.39%). In the M.S. theses, researchers mostly preferred research topics regarding the education of young children (29.95%) whereas in PhD. dissertations, researchers mainly focused on developmental issues (32.78%). Nearly, all the graduate theses were conducted in city centers and central districts.

Bu çalışma, Türkiye’deki erken çocukluk eğitimi üzerine yazılmış, yüksek lisans ve doktora tezlerinin betimsel özelliklerini, araştırma konularını ve metodolojik yöntemlerini incelemeyi amaçlamaktadır. Bu çalışma çerçevesinde, 931 yüksek lisans ve 171 doktora tezi, üniversite, enstitü, bölüm, yayınlanma tarihi, danışmanın akademik unvanı, araştırma konusu, örneklem grubu, araştırmanın gerçekleştirildiği mekân, çalışmanın araştırma düzeneği, araştırma türü, kullanılan araçlar, istatiksel analiz ve örnek alma yöntemi açısından analiz edilmiştir. Mevcut çalışma 1986-2016 yılları arasında yayınlanan lisasüstü tezleri kapsamaktadır ve ayrıca çalışmada veri analizi yöntemi olarak içerik analizi uygulanmıştır. Güncel araştırmanın verileri göstermiştir ki, hem yüksek lisans (%37,39) hem de doktora tezlerinde (%53,39), öğrenciler en sık kullanılan denek grubu olmuştur ki bu beklenen bir bulgudur. Yüksek lisans tezlerinde, araştırmacılar çoğunlukla (%37,39) küçük yaştaki çocukların eğitimi üzerine araştırma konularını seçerken, doktora tezlerinde araştırmacılar, genellikle (%32,78) gelişimsel konulara odaklanmıştır. Neredeyse tüm lisansüstü tezler, şehir merkezlerinde veya merkezi ilçelerde gerçekleştirilmiştir.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-2447-8482
Author: Seden Demirtaş İlhan (Primary Author)
Institution: ARTVIN CORUH UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-6060-1877
Author: Feyza Tantekin Erden
Institution: MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


APA Demirtaş İlhan, S , Tantekin Erden, F . (2019). A Content analysis of graduate theses concerning early childhood education in Turkey. Turkish Journal of Education, 8 (2), 86-108. DOI: 10.19128/turje.489226