MA and PhD Theses Completed

Theses in Humanities and Social Sciences - 2011

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences

History

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Cumhur Bekar   Derin Terzioğlu   A new perception of Rome, Byzantium and Constantinople in Hezarfen Huseyin’s universal history  M.A.
 Mahir Kerem Çelikel   Nevra Necipoğlu   The hesychast controversy : a practice and attitude M.A.
 Sinem Erdoğan  Derin Terzioğlu   The Imperial bî‘at ceremonies in the Ottoman Empire: their formation and transformation until the eighteenth century  M.A.
 Selim Güngörürler  Derin Terzioğlu  The 1736-39 War with Russia and Austria: a study in diplomacy and changing perceptions of the Ottoman Empire M.A.
 Semiha Kayaalp  Yavuz Selim Karakışla   Jewish deputies in the Ottoman parliament, (1908-1918) M.A.
 Aliye F. Mataracı  Edhem Eldem  Trading in the shadow of wars : commercial correspondence of a late-Ottoman Muslim trading house M.A.
 Merve Tabur  Derin Terzioğlu   İsmail Hakkı Bursevi and the politics of balance M.A.

Linguistics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Gülümser Efeoğlu   Mine Nakipoğlu Demiralp   Acquisition of passives in Turkish 
M.A.
 Songül Gündoğdu   Balkız Öztürk - Başaran  The phrase structure of two dialects of Kurmanji Kurdish: standard dialect and Muş dialect  M.A.
 Neşe Kaya  Didar Akar  Ambivalent belongings: a discourse analysis of second generation Cretan immigrants in Cunda M.A.
 Özge Sarıgül  Eser E. Taylan  Frequency effects in the production and perception of long vowels in Turkish M.A.

Philosophy

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Işık Pelin Ataman   İlhan İnan    Do incomplete definite descriptions refute Russell’s theory of descriptions? 
M.A.
 Hanife Bilgili   Stephen Voss   Quine on modal logic M.A.
 Çağlan Çınar Dilek   Stephen Voss  Understanding self-consciousness M.A.
 Demet Evrenosoğlu   Yıldız Silier  Discourse of needs as a political discourse: a critical reconstruction of ‘Radical Needs'  Ph.D
 Melsen Tunca İşeri  Stephen Voss  Unveiling Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the categories M.A.
 Beril Sözmen  Karanfil Soyhun   The moral self. An exploratory study of moral agency and conceptions of self Ph.D
 Caner Turan  Chryssi Sidiropoulou   Is later Wittgenstein a relativist?: an investigation on / through forms of life  M.A.
 Safiye Yiğit  İlhan İnan  Curiosity as an intellectual and ethical virtue M.A.

Psychology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Melisa Akan    Ali İ. Tekcan     The organization of memory for autobiographical and public events across different social identities 
M.A.
 Aslı Aktan Erciyes   Feyza Çorapçı   Effects of second language exposure in the preschool context on first language skills and executive functions of 4 and 5 year olds  M.A.
 Eren Günseli  Ayşecan Boduroğlu   The role of attention on maintaining visual representations of features and bindings M.A.
 Ceren Günsoy  Bilge Ataca  Linguistic gender bias as a result of uncertainty: the moderating roles of group identification and sociostructural variables M.A.
 Sibel Kançal  Adil Sarıbay  Effects of negative feedback focus and moral emotion proneness on self-efficacy beliefs, performance outcomes, and predictions  M.A.
 Gönenç Kara  Ali İ. Tekcan  Autobiographical memory transmission with phenomenological change over time M.A.
 Begüm Özdemir  İ. Ercan Alp  The relationships among working memory, inhibition and temperament in the third year of life M.A.

Sociology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Suphi Nejat Ağırnaslı   Ceren Özselçuk   Rethinking 'flexible' capitalism: exploring the formation of 'flexible' capitalism in Turkey through the case of the shipyards of Tuzla 
M.A.
 Sidar Bayram  Nükhet Sirman  Another story of the daily circulation of Özgür Gündem : affective materiality M.A.
 Deniz Duruiz  Nükhet Sirman  Seasonal agricultural workers in Manisa: materialization of labor, bodies and places through everyday encounters M.A.
 Kutlu Asena Kayhan  Zafer Yenal  Turkish nationalism and Turkish identity in Turkish historical adventure films of the 1960s and the 1970s M.A.
 Ceren Kenar  Çağlar Keyder  Bargaining between Islam and Kemalism: an investigation of official Islam through Friday sermons M.A.
 Nilüfer Taşkın  Meltem Ahıska  Representing and performing Laz identity ''this is not a rebel song!'' M.A.
 Ayşegül Toksöz  Biray Kolluoğlu  The regulation of abortion in contemporary Turkey : laws, policies, discourses M.A.
 Öykü Tümer  Nükhet Sirman  An analysis of discourses and policies on violence against women in Turkey M.A.

Translation and Interpreting Studies 

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Elif Aka  Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar   A critical study on Pınar Kür as author-translator: authorial and translatorial styles in interaction
Ph.D
 Fatoş Işıl Cihan   Şehnaz Tahir-Gürçağlar  The Turkish Cosmopolitan magazine as translation: an analysis of representations of women M.A.
 Buket Dabancalı  Şehnaz Tahir-Gürçağlar  An ethnographic approach to news translation in Turkey M.A.
 Ceyda Elgül  Şehnaz Tahir-Gürçağlar  A Utopian journey in Turkish: from non-translation to retranslation M.A.
 Ahu Selin Erkul Yağcı  Şehnaz Tahir-Gürçağlar  Turkey’s reading (R)evolution: a study on books, readers and translation (1840-1940) Ph.D
 Aslı Süreyya Sayman  Jonathan Ross  The quality of audiovisual translation in Turkey and the course of the production process: an empirical study on the subtitled and the dubbed versions of Will and Grace  M.A.

Turkish Language and Literature

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Sevgin Özer    Nur Gürani Arslan    Representing social order on the stage: an analysis of Şemsettin Sâmi’s plays within the framework of literary genres and themes 
M.A.

Western Languages and Literatures

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Abbas Bozkurt (Critical and Cultural Studies)    Işıl Baş    Bodily fluids and formless bodies: Bataille reads Küçük İskender 
M.A.
 Berfu Şeker (Critical and Cultural Studies)  Işıl Baş, Nezih Erdoğan   Resignifying the mainstream: transgender embodiment in cinema in Turkey M.A.
 Nazım Çapkın (English Literature)  Özlem Öğüt Yazıcıoğlu  At SwimTwo-Birds & If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler: a study of metafiction theory, intertextuality and authorship  M.A.
 Oya Erez (English Literature)  Özlem Öğüt Yazıcıoğlu  Reading ethically in the context of globalization through Austerlitz and 2666 M.A.
 Ayşe Candan Kirişci (English Literature)  Kim Fortuny  Nation-building and Gallipoli: representations in Turkish, Australian and New Zealand literatures Ph.D
 Gökçe Kuruçay (English Literature)  Lamia Gülçur  The uses and limitations of humour in postcolonial immigrant literature: The Mimic Men, Admiring Silence and White Teeth  M.A.
 Dilek Öztürk (English Literature)  Aslı Tekinay  Between stories and stage: narrative presence in Samuel Beckett‘s dramatic art M.A.
 Aylin Birsen Yılmaz (English Literature)  Özlem Öğüt  Vanishing books & lost writers: question of authorship in Paul Auster's novels M.A.

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Economics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Serap Özçelik    Guzin Gülsün Akın    Determinants of customer satisfaction in the Turkish credit card market 
M.A.
 Mustafa Safa Öz   Gökhan Özertan, Burak Saltoğlu  Empirical analysis of agricultural commodity prices M.A.
 Ali Yavuz Polat  Ahmet Faruk Aysan  Macro stress-testing approach of credit risk: evidence from Turkey M.A.
 Burak Türkgülü  Murat Koyuncu  Urbanization and structural change in an endogenous growth setting M.A.
 Sümeyya Yıldız   Ayşe Mumcu  Welfare implications of competition in a vertical market structure: a case of accumulator industry M.A.

Management

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Ayşe Meral Dülgen   Hayat Kabasakal, Güven Alpay   Significance of team-based organizations in business process orientation and effectiveness: an application to service firms in Turkey 
Ph.D
 Sarhan Erel   Ulaş Akküçük  A segmentation study of college students based on employer choice preferences M.A.
 Selin Küçükkancabaş   Muzaffer Bodur, Cengiz Yılmaz   Understanding university choice decisions of Turkish students Ph.D
 Abdullah Behçet Teuman   Ulaş Akküçük  Re-assessment of E-S-Qual scale in the internet banking services in Turkey M.A.
 Barış Ursavaş  Muzaffer Bodur, Cengiz Yılmaz  Effects of music on consumer memory, attitudes and time perception Ph.D

Political Science and International Relations

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Nurcan Aytemur   Mine Eder   Neo-liberal transformation of agriculture in Turkey? a case study with olive producers in Ayvalık  M.A.
 Deniz Kabaağaç  Hakan Yılmaz   The Imaginary Ottoman: an examination of “Ottomanism” among the Islamic elites in today’s Turkey as an intellectual bridge between the local and the global  M.A.
 Ezgi Kaya  Ayşen Candaş  Investigative journalism in corporate media: reporters' perceptions of investigative journalism in Turkey M.A.
 Dilşah Şeylan  Murat Akan  Contemporary women's movement in Turkey: production of different knowledges  M.A.
 Mine Yıldırım  Hakan Yılmaz  The philosophical sources of contemporary politics of identity in G.W. F. Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: a critical reading of Charles Taylor and Jean Hyppolite  M.A.
 Özge Zihnioğlu  Hakan Yılmaz  Europeanization of Turkish civil society organizations during the accession process to the EU : a Gramscian analysis Ph.D

The Faculty of Education

Educational Sciences

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Meltem Akbulut   Fatma Nevra Seggie  Leadership effectiveness of heads of departments in state universities in Turkey from the perspective of leadership roles   M.A.
 Pınar Albayrak Ataklı   Fatma Nevra Seggie   Factors related to basic numeracy skills of adults in Turkey
M.A.
 Zehra Bahadır  Özlem Ünlühisarcıklı   Women’s receptions of female characters on television, 2010- 2011  M.A.
 Ebru Davaracı  Fatma Nevra Seggie  Alienation of labor: perceptions of English language teachers at Turkish universities  M.A.
 Ayhan Erbay  Fatma Gök  The effects of people education centers' literacy courses on participants' lives M.A.
 Ayça Günaydın  Fatma Gök  The construction of gender roles and motherhood: the case of ''the family education program for ages 0-18 M.A.
 Gülşah Kısabacak  Fatma Nevra Seggie  Private universities as a working place through the eyes of academics M.A.
 Halis Sakız  Z. Hande Sart  Perceptions of quality of life in children with learning disabilities M.A.
 Esin Yiğit  Özlem Ünlühisarcıklı   Learning experiences of individuals with visual disabilities in the workplace M.A.


Foreign Language Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Zeliha Aydın   Senem Yıldız   Enhanced collaboration in foreign language education: use of wikis in collaborative writing projects 
M.A.
 Ahmet Süleyman   Leyla Martı  A descriptive study on the performance of complaints by Turkish university students in an EFL context  M.A.
 Canan Eliçin  Leyla Martı  The strategies in requests and apologies of Turkish FLED students: a comparison of electronic mails and DCT data  M.A.

The School of Applied Disciplines

International Trade 

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Buğra İsmail Asfuroğlu   Abdülmecit Karataş   Valuation of small and medium sized manufacturing companies in Turkey: effect of internationalization, earnings, cash flows, dividends, book value and leverage
M.A.
 Süreyya Burcu Avcı  Emine Nur Günay  International banking system distress: a macro approach for the global crisis of 2008  M.A.
 Didem Büyükarslan  Sema Sakarya  International trade of Turkish contemporary artworks: an empirical study on the role of artist histoy, institutions and economic and socio-cultural factors in demand  M.A.
 Barış Can  Emine Nur Günay  The Altai union: a potential customs union between Turkey, Central Asia and South Korea M.A.
 Özge Erkan  Nisan Selekler Gökşen  The effects of board member characteristics on internationalization performance: analysis of the Turkish case M.A.
 Ayçin Irak   Ülfet Zeynep Ata  Determinants and distribution of power in buyer-seller relationships in business-to-business markets M.A.
 Hasan Özmen  Elif Deniz Alakavuk  Market orientation and marketing strategy creativity: assessment of their antecedents M.A.
 Duygu Şen  Sema Sakarya  An empirical investigation of global brand personality in variance: a comparison of Turkey and India M.A.
 Mehmet Gökhan Sivrikaya   Emine Nur Günay, Ayla Altınkurt Esen   Strategic planning, scenario development and organizational performance during economic crises  M.A.
 Nagehan Soyer  Sema Sakarya  Culture, consumption value and online shopping behavior: a cross-cultural study on Turkey and the United Kingdom M.A.
 Gökmen Sümer   Emine Nur Günay  Determinants of renewable energy supply in Europe: a potential solution for Turkey’s energy dependency M.A.
 Selen Zora  Ayfer Hortaçsu, Elif Deniz Alakavuk  Customer evaluation of the corporate social responsibility practices: study on the Turkish banking industry M.A.

Management Information Systems

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Yasemin Aydoğan   Zuhal Tanrıkulu   Evaluating e-learning environment by using data mining techniques  M.A.
 Can Aytekin  Aslı Sencer Erdem   Value of information in vendor managed supply chains  M.A.
 Birgül Başarır  Aslı Erdem  A simulation based decision support system for workforce management in call centers M.A.
 Esra Başol  Özgür Döğerlioğlu  Structural analysis of software industry organizations in Turkey  M.A.
 Emre Çakmak  Hande Kımıloğlu  Consumer trust in the online environment M.A.
 Semra Çalışkan  Birgül Kutlu  The effects of dynamic packaging systems on the performance of travel organizations M.A.
 Mert Canlı  Aslıhan Nasır  Effectiveness of online advertising types: comparison of Banner ads and paid search ads M.A.
 Neval Polat Eden  Bertan Badur, Haluk Bingöl   On the Axelrod’s social influence model with obstruction
M.A.
 Burak Gül  Aslı Sencer Erdem  A decision support system for generating optimal raw milk managment strategies in a dairy supply chain  M.A.
 Nüket İyigün  Meltem Özturan  Critical human success factors for ERP projects M.A.
 Çiğdem Karakaya  Bertan Badur  Analyzing the effectiveness of marketing strategies in the presence of word of mouth: agent - based modeling approach M.A.
 Selçuk Kıran  Hande B. Kımıloğlu  Consumer loyalty in the online environment M.A.
 Gözde Özdemir  Hande B. Kımıloğlu  Online price-related behavior and attitude toward various pricing models  M.A.
 Selen Özgür  Hande B. Kımıloğlu  Evaluating the market potential and expected consumer acceptance of mobile virtual network operators for the Turkish market  M.A.
 Tunca Turan  Aslıhan Nasır  Factors affecting online shopping behavior of Turkish consumers M.A.
 Onur Can Ulaş  Meltem Özturan  The opportunities and limitations of using OLAP cubes for business intelligence reporting in banking M.A.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Cognitive Science

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Avni Burak Erbora   Markus Pöchtrager   Mental representation in phonology: a case study in the philosophy of cognitive science 
M.A.
 Ömer Dağlar Tanrıkulu   Berna Kılınç, Hasan Galip Bahçekapılı   Biases in probability judgments: hot hand versus gambler's fallacy M.A.
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