MA and PhD Theses Completed

Theses in Humanities and Social Sciences - 2014

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences

History

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Didar Ayşe Akbulut    Derin Terzioğlu     The classification of the sciences in Nevʽī Efendi’s Netāyicüʽl Fünun- An Attempt at Contextualization M.A.
 Zarifa Alikperova  Oya Pancaroğlu    The mausoleum of Qilich Arslan II in Konya M.A.
 Burcu Belli  Edhem Eldem  Insanity in the reign of Abdiilhamid II (1876-1909) M.A.
 Ohannes Kılıçdağı  Evangelos Kechriotis    Socio-political reflections and expectations of the Ottoman Armenians after the 1908 revolution: between hope and despair Ph.D
 Ömer Koçyiğit  Yavuz Selim Karakışla    From sufi movement to statehood: the Mahdi uprising in the Ottoman Sudan, 1881-1885 M.A.
 Can Özden  Arzu Öztürkmen  Being an Armenian in Anatolia: narratives of loss and recuperation M.A.
 Zekiye Seda Payır  Evangelos Kechriotis  Immorality, misbehavior and transgression: the ‘Unorthodox’ Greeks of Pera and Galata in the late Ottoman Empire M.A.
 Ari Şekeryan  Selim Deringil  The aftermath of the deportation: the Armenian population after the great war and the Jamanak daily M.A.
 Bekir Sadık Topaloğlu    Meltem Toksöz  Tanzimat era Ottoman administration in mount Lebanon (1840-1868) M.A.
 Yunus Uğur  Edhem Eldem  The historical interaction of the city with Its mahalles: Ottoman Edirne in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries  Ph.D
 Ramiz Üzümçeker   Meltem Toksöz   Rural economy and vakıf finances in sixteenth-century Anatolia: a study on Çelebi Sultan Mehmed Vakfı in Bursa M.A.
 Cengiz Yolcu  Evangelos Kechriotis  Depiction of the enemy: Ottoman propaganda books in the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 M.A.
 Nimet Elif Uluğ  Yavuz Selim Karakışla  Elemterefiş: superstitious beliefs and occult in the Ottoman Empire ( 1839 - 1923 )  Ph.D

Linguistics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Faruk Akkuş    Balkız Öztürk    The functional categories and phrase structure of Sason Arabic M.A.
 Esra Yıldız  Aslı Göksel  Reduplication as a compounding process: the case of [VV] converbs in Turkish M.A.

Philosophy

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Emre Altan    Berna Kılınç    A critical examination of the philosophical defense of free logics
M.A.
 Hakkı Kaan Arıkan  Lucas Thorpe    A moderate defense of cognitive phenomenology M.A.
 Olcay Çelik  Yıldız Silier  Socio-political conditions of desire’s freedom in Spinoza and Hegel  M.A.
 Çağlar Çömez  Murat Baç  A Heideggerian conception of knowledge M.A.
 Kerem Geçmen  İlhan İnan  Interest-relative determination of reference for the so-called natural kind terms  M.A.
 Ozan Güreli  Yıldız Silier  A strong value-neutral theory of autonomy M.A.
 Ahmet Serkan Kılıkçıer   Chryssi Sidiropoulou   The unconcealedness of the truth: a study in Heideggerian understanding of truth  M.A.
 Hüseyin Sungur Kuyumcuoğlu   Johannes Fritsche  Hegel's concept of concept and Its relationship to Kant's negative magnitudes and Marx's concept of capital in his capital  M.A.
 Cansen Mavituna  Johannes Fritsche  Heidegger on Kant: temporality and imagination M.A.
 Cem Şişkolar  İlhan İnan  Common nouns and rigidity Ph.D
 Seniye Tilev  Lucas Thorpe  A critique of Kantian morality from virtue ethics perspective M.A.
 Tolgahan Toy  İrem Kurtsal Steen  From semantic relativism to reality relativism M.A.

Psychology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Serap Altekin    Nur Yeniçeri   Vicarious traumatization: an investigation of the effects of trauma work on mental health professionals in Turkey  
Ph.D
 Müge Özbek Akçay    Ali İ. Tekcan    Investigating autobiographical memory in relation to attachment anxiety and avoidance: self-defining memories across relational contexts  M.A.
 Melih Barsbey  S. Adil Sarıbay    Perceptual simulations beyond the sentence: the effect of narrative shifts on perceptual simulations M.A.
 Özlem Çağın  Serra Müderrisoğlu   Exploring shame as a relationally-conscious emotion Ph.D
 Alev Çavdar  Serra Müderrisoğlu   Contemporary conceptualizations of defense: a relational perspective Ph.D
 Turgut Coşkun  Ayşecan Boduroğlu   Temporal processing of visual information and its Iinfluence on visual working memory representation M.A.
 Pınar Ersoy  Ali İ. Tekcan  The role of direct and generative retrieval in access to involuntary and voluntary autobiographical memories M.A.
 Ege Kurtuluş  Falih Köksal  Factors that influence the relationship between western media exposure and body satisfaction among Turkish University students M.A.
 Yudit Namer  Falih Köksal  Affect with other: self- and affect-discrepancy in personal and impersonal contexts Ph.D
 Gülin Seven  Bilge Ataca  Predictors of prejudice against different types of head-covering practices M.A.
 Hanife Uğur  Falih Köksal  The mediating role of affect regulation in the relationship between attachment styles and defense mechanisms M.A.
 Aylin Deniz Ülkümen   Serra Müderrisoğlu  A changing sense of self in the context of coercive control M.A.

Sociology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Selim Kırılmaz   Nükhet Sirman   Patrimonial governing and community formation: power relations within and without the Süryani Orthodox community in İstanbul 
M.A.
 Didem Derya Özdemir   Ceren Özselçuk   The show in the restaurant: performing affective labor through culinary fantasies in Istanbul M.A.
 Mehmet Fatih Tatari  Ceren Özselçuk  The organization of white-collars in Istanbul: intimacy, labor and politics M.A.

Translation and Interpreting Studies 

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Seyhan Bozkurt   Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar   The canonization and popularization of realism in Turkish literary discourse through translation: a conceptual–historical approach  Ph.D

Turkish Language and Literature

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Elife Ateş   Zeynep Sabuncu   Müstakim Mustafa Niyâzî’s Sülükü’l-Kavím ve'ş-Şıratu’l-Müstakím: transcription and textual analysis  M.A.
 Egem Atik   Halim Kara  Subject and power in Sevgi Soysal’s novels M.A.
 Aydın Satar Nesrin   Nur Gürani Arslan   The voice of diary self: self construction in Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s diary and its effect on “Canonic Tanpınar"  M.A.
 Esra Demirkoparan   Fatma Büyükkarcı Yılmaz   Dîvân by Fetvâemînizâde Gâlib Zühdî: structural and contextual analysis M.A.
 Deniz Aktan Küçük   Zeynep Uysal  Human voice echoing in the silence of god: worldliness and death in Tevfik Fikret’s poetry Ph.D
 Şehnaz Şişmanoğlu Şimşek   Erol Köroğlu  Stuck between two worlds: Karamanlidika literary production, Evangelinos Misailidis and Temaşa-i  Dünya ve Cefakâr u Cefakeş as a case of rewriting  Ph.D
 Enis Tonbul  Nezihe Seyhan  Beşiktaşlı Yahya Efendi’s diwan: text and textual analysis M.A.
 Şerife Seda Yücekurt Ünlü  Zeynep Uysal  "'Weird' women's engagement with writing: heroines as writers in Leyla Erbil's novels" M.A.

Western Languages and Literatures

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Miray Çakıroğlu (Critical and Cultural Studies)  Işıl Baş, Güneş Ekin Aksan   Reconstructing the city and the citizen through the İstanbul courses  M.A.
 Arif Samet Çamoğlu (English Literature)  Kim Fortuny  The other histories of romanticism in the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Abdiilhak Hamid Tarhan  M.A.
 Kürşat K. Pekgöz (English Literature)  Cevza Sevgen, Naz Bulamur   Keats’ “Lamia:” the serpentine dialectic M.A.
 Nejat Cihan Yurdaün (English Literature)  Cevza Sevgen, Aslı Tekinay  Three ways of looking at negative capability: William Carlos Williams, John Berryman, Mark Strand       Ph.D

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Economics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Salim Ergene   Ceyhun Elgin   Optimal monetary policy under the presence of informality 
M.A.
 Serli Kiremitçiyan   Tolga Umut Kuzubaş   A comparison of stochastic models of natural gas consumption: an application for Turkey  M.A.
 Ezgi Kurt  Kamil Kıvanç Karaman   Political instability and long run economic growth across the old world M.A.
 Onur Özvarol  Ozan Hatipoğlu  Modeling new monetary policy of the Central Bank of Republic of Turkey M.A.
 Muhammed Burak Sezgin   Ceyhun Elgin  Informality in Turkey: evidence from a firm-level survey M.A.

Management

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Gaye Karaçay Aydın   Hayat Kabasakal   Leader-member exchange based relative deprivation and employee outcomes  Ph.D
 Zeynep Özçelik  Mine Uğurlu  The impact of capital inflows on corporate financial flexibility: a review of market segmentation effects in developed emerging markets  Ph.D
 Zeynep Mina Seraj Akşit   Ayşegül Toker, Robert V. Kozinets   Brand wars through brand soldiers: inter-brand community conflict Ph.D
 Renin Varnalı  Hayat Kabasakal  Entrepreneurial success: the role of social networks and human capital Ph.D
 Emir İzmiroğlu  Application of Quantitative Demand Forecasting methods to a Turkish SME  M.A
 Barış Pektezol   A case of strategic allignement of IT and SCM Functionalities  M.A
 Ali Sekban  Implications of IFRS for Financial Reporting and Performance Indications  M.A

Political Science and International Relations

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Çiğdem Birced   Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu   The role of education on women's empowerment: the case of Village Institutes in Turkey, 1940-1946 
M.A.
 Mehtap Ergünöz   Mine Eder  Transnational remittances and irregularity: remitting practices of Post-Soviet labor migrants in Istanbul  M.A.
 Abdurrahman Gümüş   Ayşen Candaş  The case of Egypt: an analysis of the process from “January 25 Revolution” to July 2013 military intervention  M.A.
 Sonja Mardesic  Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu  Bringing agency back In: the case of Sub-Saharan African migrants in Istanbul M.A.
 Sophie Menasse  Zeynep Ç. Gambetti  On Hannah Arendt’s conception of judgment with regard to political action: an attempt at reconciling the perspectives of actor and spectator  M.A.
 Ahmet Özcan  Zeynep Ç. Gambetti  The missing link in the Chain of oppression and resistance: last era of Kurdish banditry in modern Turkey, 1950-1980 Ph.D
 Pınar Sözer  Koray Çalışkan  A study of power: the making of the Turkish electricity market M.A.
 Selbin Yılmaz  Zeynep Ç. Gambetti  Deconstruction of the modern subject by Arendt and Levinas: the other and politics M.A.
 Fatmanil Döner  Koray Çalışkan   Disappearing onion producers in Karacabey: a micro analysis of farmers and land after structural reform  Ph.D

The Faculty of Education

Educational Sciences

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Meral Apak Kaya   Fatma Gök   Breastfeeding the educational system: analyzing women’s unpaid labor and voluntary mother participation in schools within the context of neoliberal economic policies 
Ph.D
 Mehmet Çağatay Babacan   Fatma Nevra Seggie   Contemporary educational values of teachers’ academy foundation and their transmission to teaching practices in Turkey M.A.
 Gökçe Güvercin  Özlem Ünlühisarcıklı, Arnd-Michael Nohl   Informal workplace practices and learning experiences of permanent and hourly-paid teachers: a comparative study Ph.D
 Hasan Karabakkal  Fatoş Erkman  The relationship between facebook utilization, perceived parental acceptance-rejection and identity orientation in adolescence M.A.
 Şengül Öztürk  Zeynep Kızıltepe  An analysis of educational programs of public workers’ unions: the case of Kamu Emekçileri Sendikaları Konfederasyonu (The Confederation of Public Workers' Unions) M.A.
 Gökçe Piroğlu Akçakmak  Z. Hande Sart  Life experiences of mothers of children with intellectual disability M.A.
 Sebahat Şahin  Fatma Gök  How does a hidden curriculum operate: a case study of routine practices and rules in a fourth-grade classroom M.A.


Foreign Language Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Fidel Çakmak   Gülcan Erçetin   Exploring the role of multimedia glosses and strategy use in second language listening comprehension and incidental vocabulary learning in a mobile environment 
Ph.D
 Pınar Ersin  Yasemin Bayyurt, Gayle Nelson   A case study of a Turkish English learner in an EFL setting: investment, imagined community, and identity Ph.D
 Sema Meşincigiller   Sumru Akcan  The attitudes of secondary school students towards native and non-native english speaking teachers in an EFL context M.A.
 Çağla Nikbay  Sumru Akcan  An exploratory study of the progressive ‘–ing’ in a Turkish academic context from an ELF perspective M.A.

Primary Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Şebnem Atabaş   Diler Öner   An examination of fifth and sixth grade students’ proportional reasoning M.A.
 Ayşe Büşra Çeviren   Devrim Güven   A case study in an early childhood setting: science teaching practices and teacher perspectives  M.A.
 Evrim Erdik  Engin Ader  A comparative analysis of noticing of mathematics teachers with varying teaching experience  M.A.
 Nazmi Erdoğan  Engin Ader  Pre-service mathematics teachers TPACK development in a computer-assisted mathematics instruction course  M.A.
 Mehmet Eren  Serkan Özel  A collective case study to understand the whys and wherefores of not using technology in mathematics education  M.A.
 Muhammet Emin Mısır   Ebru Zeynep Muğaloğlu, Burçkin Dal   An analysis of the earth science chapter in the official Turkish fifth grade science textbook revised in 2013 M.A.
 Vuslat Şeker  Engin Ader  A study for profiling mathematics teachers regarding factors affecting promotion of students metacognition M.A.
 Yağmur Seven  Nine Gol-Guven  A woman coordinator in an early childhood education center: a case study on defining leadership based on feminine perspective  M.A.
 Ali Sökmen  Devrim Güven  Comparing the effect of dynamic and static visualizations on eighth grade students understanding of plate tectonics and earthquake concepts  M.A.

The School of Applied Disciplines

International Trade 

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Erdem Doğukan Yılmaz    Sema Sakarya, Gözde Erhan Ünal    Sovereign credit default swap market response to credit rating announcements: an event study on emerging markets  M.A.
 Gözde Nur Kazazoğlu  Emine Nur Günay  Perfonnance of national innovation systems during the global crisis: a cross-country analysis M.A

Management Information Systems

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Osman Akşit   Birgül Kutlu Bayraktar   Investigating the instructors' attitudes towards the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in higher education 
M.A.
 Ahmet Cihat Baktır   Bilgin Metin  The technical challenges of cloud computing and their effects on usage M.A.
 Abdullah Sait Çetin   Ceylan Onay  Factors affecting customer satisfaction and loyalty in mobile banking in Turkey M.A.
 Abide Coşkun Setirek   Zuhal Tanrıkulu  Significant and relevant factors that can affect the sustainability of mobile learning M.A.
 Nuri Sezay Demirbacak   Osman Darcan  Empirical and simulation based analysis of detailing activities of a pharmaceutical company in Turkey M.A.
 Davut Dişci   Birgül Kutlu Bayraktar    Factors affecting expectations and intentions of university students mobile phone use in educational contexts M.A.
 Latif Cem Ösken   Ceylan Onay  Estimating defaults in organized security lending markets: an empirical study on a default indicator M.A.
 Erşan Taşan  Bertan Badur  Agent-based modelling and simulation of collaborative content creation: the curious case of Wikipedia M.A.
 Tuğba Yıldırım  Bilgin Metin  Evaluating and designing an internal control system for information systems processes using control self-assessment, 2014 M.A.
 Mehmet Nuri Can   Aslıhan Nasır  Factors affecting the usage of social CRM applications  M.A
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