MA and PhD Theses Completed

Theses in Humanities and Social Sciences - 2015

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences

History

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Mehmet Yılmaz  Akbulut  Derin Terzioğlu  The Scramble for Iran: Ottoman Military and Diplomatic Engagements During the Afghan Occupation of Iran, 1772-1729  M.A.
 Mahmut Halef  Cevrioğlu  Edhem Eldem  Ottoman Policy Towards Central Europe During the Thirty Years' War: Paul Strassburg’s Embassy to Constantinople  M.A.
 Şirin Güneşer  Erzurum  Yavuz Selim  Karakışla  Greek Occupation of İzmir and Protest Meetings in İstanbul: 15 May 1919 - 13 January 1920   M.A.
 Selvihan Kurt    Ahmet Ersoy      The founding of the İzmir Museum: a preliminary narrative based on Aziz Ogan’s archive 
 M.A.
 Ezgi Burcu Işıl  Yücel Terzibaşoğlu   A critical review of marxist historiography on transitions: antiquity, feudalism, capitalism  M.A
 Ahmet Tahir Nur  Derin Terzioğlu   Politics in a sixteenth-century Ottoman scholar’s worldview: Taşköprizade Ahmed’s (d. 968/1561) discourse on rulership   M.A
 Gamze Yavuzer   Derin Terzioğlu  Istanbul wine-taverns as public places in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries   M.A
 Seriyye Akan  Meltem Toksöz   A tanzimat intellectual: Sadık Rıfat Paşa’s economic thoughts  M.A
 Günsel, Gürel   Ahmet Ersoy   Into the wild: Ottoman photographic excursions to Libya at the turn of the twentieth century  M.A
 Damla Özakay   Derin Terzioğlu  Discourses on writing in the early modern Ottoman biographical dictionaries of calligraphers  M.A
 Burcu Özkaçar  Yücel Terzibaşoğlu  Reading modernity in India: the practice of widow-burning in the light of nineteenth and twentieth century debates  M.A
 Ömer Faruk Köse  Derin Terzioğlu  The fatwa collection of an Ottoman provincial mufti, Vani Mehmed Efendi (d. 1685)  M.A

Linguistics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Betül Erbaşı  Aslı Göksel, Eser E. Taylan  Inflected Doubled Verbs in Turkish  M.A.
 Aslı Gürer  Aslı Göksel  Semantic, Prosodic and Syntactic Marking of Information Structural Units in Turkish  Ph.D
 Emre  Hakgüder  Aslı Göksel, Meltem Kelepir  Wood  Complex Clauses with Embedded Constituent Interrogatives in Turkish Sign Language (TİD)  M.A.
 Nil Tonyalı  Balkız Öztürk Başaran  Non-Structural Datives in Turkish  M.A.
 Ayşe Büşra  Yakut  Meltem Kelepir Wood  Contrastive Değil Constructions in Turkish: A Large Conjunct and PF-Deletion Analysis  M.A.
 Feyza Balakbabalar  Balkız Öztürk Başaran  Turkish change of state verbs in the inchoative-causative alternation  M.A
 Seda Akpınar   Mine Nakipoğlu   Processing genitive-possessive long distance dependencies in Turkish  M.A


Philosophy

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Nazım Adaklı  Murat Baç  Conceptual and Factual Relativity and Realism: A Theory of Absolutism Regarding Microphysical Facts and Concepts  M.A.
 İlter Çoşkun  Chryssi  Sindiropoulou  Musical Paideia in Plato's Republic  M.A.
 Gökhan Doğru   İlhan  İnan     The emergence of inostensible reference  
 M.A.
 Doğan Can  Kazaklı  Nurbay Irmak  Fundamental Quantification and the Ontology Room  M.A.
 Ayşe Büşra  Sertalp  Lucas Thorpe  Is Language a Prerequisite for Belief? An Alternative Approach on False-Belief Understanding and Meta-Representation  M.A
 Sean Tracy  Lucas Thorpe  Reconciling Comprehensive Liberalism and Islam  M.A.
 Tuğba Sevinç  Yüksel  Lucas Thorpe  Reconsidering Rawls: Justice and Solidarity  Ph.D
 Beste Yamalıoğlu   Yıldız Silier   The human soul, free will and determinism under capitalism through Cronenberg’s films  M.A
 Başak Doğan   LucaTorphe  Musical experience: musical process, emotion and meaning  M.A
 Yener Çağla Çimendereli  İrem Kurtsal Steen   Justifying oneself as a foundation of morality  M.A
 Nezihe Müge  Kuyumcuoğlu Tütüncüoğlu  Steven Voss  A philosophical interpretation of the unconscious in light of Wilfrid Sellars’ reasons – causes dichotomy  M.A
 Arzu Gökmen  Stephen Voss  Transcendental apperception and knowing that i am  M.A
 Matthew Jernberg  İrem Kurtsal Steen  Drawing the mark of the normative  M.A
 Özge Kelekçi  Yıldız Silier  The Disclosure of petrified unrest: The Gezi protests from the perspective of Jean-Luc Nancy and Walter Benjamin  M.A

Psychology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Cihan Züleyha Aydın Özdemir    İ. Ercan Alp       A Measure of Conflict Inhibition in Toddlers: The Animal Vehicle Task
 M.A.
 Aylin Deniz Ülkümen  Serra Müderrisoğlu  A Changing Sense of Self in the Context of Coercive Control   M.A.
 Naziye Güneş Açar  Ercan Alp   Gesture and language use in toddlers: the role of verbal and non-verbal working memory in language development and gesture production process  M.A
Onurcan Yılmaz  Adil Sarıbay   An investigation of the reciprocal relationship between cognitive style and political ideology  M.A

Sociology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Yusuf  Kutlu  Nükhet  Sirman  Living Waste: Making a Life in Wasted Spaces  M.A.
 Hale  Şaşmaz  Barış  Büyükokutan  A Comparative Study on the Reputational Trajectories of Turkish Women Intellectuals from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic  M.A.
Osman Özarslan  Zafer Yenal   Masculinities at night in the provinces  M.A

Translation and Interpreting Studies

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Harika Karavin  Özlem Berk Albachten  Translating Humor: A Comparative Analysis of Three Translations of Three Men in a Boat  M.A.
 Cansu Canseven  Arzu Akbatur  Looking through translation: the importation of Chick lit in Turkey via translations and/or rewritings  M.A

Semih Sarıgül

 Martin Cyr Hicks    The institutional translator's image in Turkey: a comparative analysis from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Republic  M.A
 Seçil Töre   Jonathan Maurice Ross  Translation and ideology: a study of paratexts of Turkish translations of the Kurdish Mesnevi Mem û Zin in the Republican period  M.A


Turkish Language and Literature

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Fatma  Akdemir  Nüket Esen  From Hayal ve Hakikat to Enin: the literary life of Fatma Aliye  M.A.
 Duygu  Ergun  Zeynep Uysal  The eye of singularity: toward an ethics of encounter in Halid Ziya’s novel Kırık Hayatlar   M.A.
 Özcan  Kaya  Erol Köroğlu  Atatürk poems and anthologies of Atatürk poems: genre, content, imagery  M.A.
 Murat  Narcı  Olcay Akyıldız  The split in Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca’s poetry: wandering into the valley of Çocuk ve Allah  M.A.
 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.

 Muhammet Ali  Demir  Zehra Toska   The scent of the beloved’s hair in Divan poetry  M.A

Western Languages and Literatures

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Hardy Griffin  Matthew Gumbert  Humanist Humor: Aziz Nesin’s Yaşar Ne Yaşar Ne Yaşamaz and Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five  Ph.D
 Lamia Kabal (English Literature)  Özlem Görey,  Cevza Sevgen  The Moral and Political Worlds of Macbeth  M.A.
 Aysun Kan (English Literature)  Aslı Tekinay  Violence and Sexuality in In-Yer-Face Drama: Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love, Mark Ravenhill's Some Explicit Polaroids, and Anthony Neilson's Penetrator  M.A.
 Merve Kansız (English Literature)  Aslı Tekinay  Narrative Voice in Feminist Drama: A Study of Adrienne Kennedy, Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane  M.A.
 İpek Kotan (English Literature)  Kim Fortuny  Descending Into Us From We Know Not Whence: Marilynne Robinson and the Emersonian Tradition  M.A.
 Hülya Yağcıoğlu (English Literature)  Özlem Öğüt,  Matthew  Gumpert  The “Innocence” of Objects: Commodification, Collecting and Fetishism in The Age of Innocence and The Museum of Innocence  Ph.D
 Ömer Faruk Peksöz (Critical and Cultural Studies)  Işıl Baş  Formations of the body: Talal Asad and the secular  M.A
  Mürüvet Esra Yıldırım (Critical and Cultural Studies)  Işıl Baş  Another way is possible: looking at women‟s lives through the filter of divorce  M.A
 Mediha Pınar Sorma  (Critical and Cultural Studies)  Didar Akar  Fragile identities: prostitutes as signifiers of patriarchy and heteronormativity in Turkey   M.A
 Utku Ali Yıldırım (Critical and Cultural Studies)  Didar Akar  Fans by proxy: cross-cultural media fandom in Turkey  M.A


The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Economics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Suat Akbulut  Murat Yılmaz  A Dynamic Model of Mixed Duopolistic Competition: Open Source vs. Proprietary Innovation  M.A.
 Mustafa Metin Başbay  Orhan Torul  Empirical Essays on the Informal Economy  M.A.
 Gökçen Cangüven  Mehmet Yiğit  Gürdal  Risk Sharing Rules and Investment in Groups  M.A.
 Sezgin Daşdöğen  Güzin Gülsün  Akın  Household Indebtedness and Financial Literacy in Turkey  M.A.
 İbrahim  Emirahmetoğlu  Mehmet Yiğit  Gürdal  A Horse Race among Models of Strategic Thinking across Similar Games  M.A.
 Nebahat Ferda Ertürk  Ceyhun Elgin  Two Essays on Informality  M.A.
 Ahmet Altınok   Murat Yılmaz  Dynamic voluntary contribution under time-inconsistency  M.A
 Barış Güven  Yahya Mete Madra  The Parisian Regulation Approach: capitalism as a panoply of crisis tendencies  M.A
 Alp Güven Buğra Akyüz   Ali Ozan Hatipoğlu   A comparative study of bubble components  M.A
 Ahmet Cem Peker  Murat Yılmaz  The Impact of Charity Effort and Transparency on Price Elasticity of Charitable Giving  M.A.
 Can Sever  Tolga Umut  Kuzubaş   Systemic Risk and Heterogeneous Leverage in Banking Networks: Implications for Banking Regulation  M.A.

Management

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Çiğdem Asarkaya  Hayat  Kabasakal  Psychological Empowerment: Antecedents, Correlates and Consequences  Ph.D
 Ezgi Merdin  Özlem Hesapçı, Zeynep  Gürhan-Canlı  Self-Concept Related Explanations for Social Experiential Happiness Settings  Ph.D
 Bülent Tekçe  Neslihan Yılmaz  What Factors Affect Behavioral Biases?: Evidence From Individual Turkish Stock Investors  Ph.D
 Gözem  Güçeri  Uçar  Stefan Koch  Innovation Attributes and Service Brand Equity in the Context of Information Technology Innovations  Ph.D
 Mehmet Selami Algur   Hüseyin Sami Karaca  The effects of valence and perceived brand globalness on trust in eWOM and on eWOM’s influence  M.A 
 Nigar Çağla Mutlucan    Özlem Öz   Competitive advantage and clusters: evidence from textile, wearing apparel, carpet, automotive, tourism, and furniture clusters in Turkey  Ph.D

Political Science and International Relations

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Tamer Coşar  Zeynep  Kadirbeyoğlu  The Impact of Social Trust on Attitude Towards the Welfare State: The Case of Turkey  M.A.
 Defne Kadıoğlu Polat  Hakan Yılmaz  Migrants and the City: Gentrification, Ethnicity and Class in a Berlin Neighborhood  Ph.D
 Zeynep Özge Iğdır  Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu   The politics of everyday life: solidarity-based organization and squatting in an Istanbul neighborhood  M.A
 Seren Selvin Korkmaz  Mine Eder  The politics of everyday life in Malatya: class, identity and space  M.A
 Hande Gökşin Uğur  Mine Eder  The institution of work-dorms in Turkey  M.A
 Nadire Pınar Genç  Gün Kut  Humanitarian intervention realist concerns of liberal aims: a comparative study of Somalia and Rwanda  M.A

The Faculty of Education

Educational Sciences

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Kadriye  Dimici   Fatma Nevra Seggie  Leadership of department heads in higher education and their professionalization as leaders   M.A.
 Sabri Ergül    Fatma Nevra Seggie   The role of religious dormitories and houses in adult education: a case study 
 M.A
 Onur Seçkin  Özlem  Ünlühisarcıklı  Lifelong Learning Policy Making Process in Turkey: The Lifelong Learning Coordination Law  Ph.D
 Betül Betina  Yolak  Zeynep Kızıltepe  The Impact of Istanbul Beykoz Municipality "Culture, Arts and Education Courses" on Students' Lives  M.A.
 Betül Tanacıoğlu  Sibel Akmethmet Şenerler  A single case study of family resilience after parental death M.A
 Tümay Algan Ferrara  Hande Sart  Voices of children at workplaces: children’s perspectives on their lives at school and work  M.A
 Salih Cıngıllıoğlu  Fatma Nevra Seggie  Adult education in social movements: the case of the Gülen movement  Ph.D

Foreign Language Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Derya Altınmakas (English Language Education)  Yasemin Bayyurt  Dynamic Interaction of Factors Influencing University Students’ Academic Writing Practices in English: A Case Study in Turkey  Ph.D
 Esra Bener (English Language Education)  Senem Yıldız  The use of blog activities to promote reflection in an ELT practicum  M.A.
 Sevdeğer Çeçen Besimoğlu (English Language Education)  Naciye Gülcan Erçetin  Interrelationships Among L2 Linguistic Knowledge, Working Memory Functions, and L2 Learning  Ph.D
 Pınar Ersin (English Language Education)  Yasemin Bayyurt,  Gayle Nelson  A Case Study of a Turkish English Learner in an EFL Setting: Investment, Imagined Community, and Identity  Ph.D
 Çağla Nikbay (English Language Education)   Sumru Akcan  An Exploratory Study of the Progressive ‘-ing’ in a Turkish Academic Context From an ELF Perspective   M.A.
 Didem Tuğçe Erdem (English  Language Education)  Naciye Gülcan  Erçetin  Comparing L2 Learners' Strategy Use in Literal vs. Inferential Reading: A Cognitive Validity Study Through Eye-Tracking  M.A.
 Beyza Sümer Karadallı (English Language Education)  Belma Haznedar  Scene-Setting and Referant Introduction in Turkish and Turkish Sign Language (Türk İşaret Dili, TİD): What Does Modality Tell Us?  M.A.
 Ecehan Sönmez (English Language Education)  Belma Haznedar  An investigation of spelling skills in Turkish: the role of phonological encoding and rapid naming in the literacy skills of third and fourth graders  M.A
 Yavuz Kurt (English Language Education)  Gülcan Erçetin  Development of a reading test for second language learners of Turkish  M.A
 Talip Güllü (English Language Education)  Gülcan Erçetin  Development of a speaking test for second language learners of Turkish  M.A
 Beyza Sümer Karadallı  Belma Haznedar  Scene-setting and referent introduction in Turkish and Turkish sign language (Türk İşaret Dili, TİD): What does modality tell us  M.A

 

Primary Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Birce Başol    Engin Ader    The relationship among metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive calibration accuracy and mathematical problem solving performance 
 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.
 Seçil İnanlı  Ayşegül  Metindoğan  Preschool-aged Children's Media Use and Its Relationship With Their Prosocial and Aggressive Behavior  M.A.
 Aysun Sülün  Taş    Serkan Özel    The effect of mathematics online review sessions through a webcast system on fifth-grade students’ mathematics achievement  M.A

The School of Applied Disciplines

International Trade 

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Ömer Faruk Tan  Gözde Erhan Ünal  A Comparative Study on Mutual Fund Performances of Emerging Markets in the Era of Quantitative Easing  M.A.
 Ahmet Onur  Yıldız  Aslı Deniz  Helvacıoğlu  International Competitiveness of the Turkish Film Industry  M.A.
 Burak Can Bayram  Aslı  Deniz Helvacıoğlu  Challenges of the EU emission trading scheme: the carbon fat cats case and prospects for Turkey  M.A
 Ekaterina Chiklyaukova  Aslı Deniz Helvacıoğlu  Achieving growth through social innovation: a beyond GDP trial. Case studies of Turkey and Russia M.A
 Anıl Tabakan  Mehtap Işık  Effects of information and communication technologies on international trade: a panel data analysis   M.A

Tourism Administration

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
 Ayşenur Gökçetin  Kıvanç İnelmen  The Role of NGOs in Sustainable Tourism in Turkey  M.A.

Management Information Systems

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A./Ph.D
Aycan Turan   Bilgin Metin  A decision support system for inventory management of information technology spare parts  M.A.


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