MA and PhD Theses Completed

Theses in Humanities and Social Sciences - 2017

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences

History

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Anıl Aşkın  Yücel Terzibaşoğlu  The Environment, Institutions, and Economy in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire: The imperial Landed Estates of Mihaliç (1840-1850)    M.A
 Zehra İlhan  Çiğdem Kafesçioğlu  The Socio-legal Status and Pictorial Representations of Children and Adolescents in Early Modern Ottoman Society  M.A
 Derya Karabulut   Arzu Öztürkmen  The Transformation of Religious Readership in Alevi Communities: A Critical Analysis of the Dede Narratives  M.A.
 Özgül Özdemir  Yücel Terzibaşoğlu  African Slaves in the 19th-Century Ottoman Empire  M.A
 Sinem Erdoğan İşkorkutan   Çiğdem Kafesçioğlu Ersoy   The 1720 Imperial Festival in Istanbul: Festivity and Representation in the Early eighteenth-century Ottoman Empire  Ph.D
 Şaban Ağlar  Derin Terzioğlu Sezer  Jewish Converts Refute Judaism: Conversions and Religious Polemic in the Late Fifteenth-century Ottoman Empire  M.A
 Okcan Yıldırımtürk  Abdullah Ahmet Ersoy  An Ottoman Historian‘s Burden: Ziver History of Cyprus  M.A
 Nazım Can Serbest  Koray Durak  Regime Change in Early Hellenistic Athens  M.A
 Beste Aytuğ  Ahmet Ersoy  Built Heritage, Culture and Nation: Ali Saim Ülgen (1913-1963)  M.A

Linguistics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Filiz Miraç Mutlu  Markus Pöchtrager    Valence and Saturation Phonology  M.A
 Hilal Yıldırım Gündoğdu   Ayşe Hamide Aslı Göksel    The Structure of Diye Clauses in Turkish    M.A


Philosophy

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Esen Aksoy Özansü   Yıldız Silier   Sources of Repression, Aggression and Liberation in Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse    M.A
 Hüseyin Güngör  Sun Demirli   Exact Semantics for Indicative Conditionals  M.A
 Ayşe Sena Bozdağ  Berna Kılınç   Modeling Belief Revision via Belief Bases Using Situation Semantics  M.A
 Cansu Hepçağlayan  Chryssi Sidiropoulos   Who are the Political Friends? Homonoia and Political Friendship in Aristotle’s Political Thinking   M.A
 Tuğba Yoldaş  Stephen Voss  Problems of Self-Knowledge and Phenomenal Character   M.A
 Ahmet Özcan Karabağ   Stephen Voss  Abstract Objects as Constituents of External Reality: A Defense of the Fregean Account Against Dummett’s Objections    M.A
 Dilek Arlı Çil  Yıldız Silier  Reconsidering the Distinction Between Community and Society and the Possibility of Unity in Civil Society  Ph.D

Psychology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Ayşe Işılay Sorgun   Ayşecan Boduroğlu    The Social Contagion of Memory for Strongly- and Weakly-Associated Word Pairs    M.A
 Hediye Hilal Özkeçeci   Bilge Ataca  The Role of Contact and the Perception of Threat in Prejudice Towards Syrians in Turkey     M.A
 Aysu Mutlutürk  Ayşecan Boduroğlu   The Structure and Organization of Collective Memory Representations  Ph.D
 Emer Ozan Meral  İnci Ayhan   Mental Representations of Gay Men: The Role of Willingness to Contact and Disgust Sensitivity   M.A
 Aslı Aktan Erciyes  Ali İ. Tekcan, Ayhan Aksu-Koç   The Bidirectional Relationship Between L1 and L2: Effects on Event Conceptualization and Narrative Discourse   Ph.D

Sociology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Sercan Taş   Zafer Yenal   The Supermarketization and the Rise of Private Agri-Food Governance: GAP Certification in Antalya   M.A
 Gözde Cöbek     Bülent Küçük   Rethinking Political Humor: a Dialogical Analysis of Social Media in Turkey  M.A
 Eda Tarak  Meltem Ahıska   Historical and Political Encounters with the Nonhuman: Habitat II, the Crisis of Cohabitation, and the Wit(h)nessing Dogs   M.A
 Muhammet Elyesa Koytak   Bülent Küçük  The Language of Experience: a Social Analysis of the Second New Poetry  M.A
Yakup Kıyanç  Ayfer Bartu Candan   Border Building and Breaking Practices on the Turkish-Syrian Border  M.A
 Nurbanu Dursun  Bülenç Küçük  The Syrian "Other" in Everyday Life: Perspectives on Syrian Refugees in Üsküdar  M.A
 Sumru Tamer  Ayfer Bartu Candan  State-making Through Disaster Management: The Case of Soma  M.A


Translation and Interpreting Studies

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Alaz Pesen   Özlem Berk Albachten  Symbiogenesis and Representation: A History of Greco-Turkish Song Translation 1908 – 2012    Ph.D
 Deniz Malaymar   Arzu Akbatur  The “Once-Forgotten” Turkish Bestseller: (Re-) Contextualizing Sabahattin Ali’s Madonna in a Fur Coat   M.A
 Nur Zeynep Kürük   Arzu Akbatur  The Turkish Ordeal: Written in “Voluntary” Exile, Self-Translated Under Ideological Embargo   M.A


Turkish Language and Literature

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
Zehra Öztürk   Nur Gürani Arslan    Writing as a Space: Metadiegetic Narratives in Kırmızı Pelerinli Kent and Romantik Bir Viyana Yazı   M.A

Western Languages and Literatures

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Orhan Pehlivan (English Literature)   Matthew Gumpert   Technologies of the Self in Current Autobiographical Practices   M.A
 Zeynep Özbarlas (Critical and Cultural Studies)   Didar Akar   The Role of Narrative in Creating the Ideal Woman: The Case of Hayat Magazine    M.A
 Hazal Çorak (Critical and Cultural Studies)  Işıl Baş  The Limits of Pluralism: How Anti-Semitism Figures in the Oppositional Imaginaries in Turkey    M.A
  Zeynep Şahintürk (Critical and Cultural Studies)   Özlem Öğüt Yazıcıoğlu  “A Living Dog Is Better Than a Dead Lion”: Representations of Animal Otherness in Post-1990s Independent Turkish Cinema    M.A

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Economics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Oğuz Öztunalı   Ceyhun Elgin   Three Essays in Dynamic Macroeconomics   Ph.D
 Seniha İdil Atasü   Bekir Burçay Erus   An Investigation of the Change in the Severe Material Deprivation Rate of Turkey   M.A
 Ertunç Aydoğdu  Ceyhun Elgin  Two Essays on Applied Economics  M.A
 Emrehan Aktuğ  Orhan Torul  An Investigation of Income Profiles in Turkey  M.A
 Ege Aksu  Murat Kırdar  The Impact of Syrian Refugees on the Turkish Labor Market  M.A
 Elif Bodur  Ünal Zenginobuz  On the Number of Brackets in Piecewise Linear Income Tax Systems: An Application   M.A
 Merve Küçük  Begüm Özkaynak- Gürkan Kumbaroğlu   Substitution elasticities in an energy-augmented CES production function: An empirical analysis for Turkey   M.A
 Ümit Yapıcı  Gökhan Özertan  Asymmetric Price Transmission in the Turkish Dried Nuts Market: Does It Verify Market Power?  M.A
 Anıl Dönmez  Tolga Umut Kuzubaş  Real Exchange Rate and Export Behavior: Firm Level Evidence  M.A
 Yunus Topbaş   Ünal Zenginbouz  Horizontal Coordination and Transparency of Information  M.A
 Cevat Görkem Destan   Mehmet Yiğit Gürdal  The Influence of Group Decision Making on Search Behavior  M.A
 Fatma Kübra Toka  Murat Koyuncu   Distributional Dynamics of Sectoral Change in the Long Run  M.A
 Beste Bulut   Mehmet Yiğit Gürdal  The Timing of Uncertainty Resolution in Gift-Exchange Experiments  M.A


Management

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Bahar Köseoğlu   Nesrin Okay Akman   Financial Vulnerability and the Effects of Financial Openness on Banking Systems in Emerging Economies   Ph.D
 Nevra Bedriye Baker Arapoğlu   Hayat Kabasakal   Authentic Leadership and Leader-member Exchange: The Moderating Effect of Leader Emotional Expressivity   Ph.D
 Alev Özer  Hayat Kabasakal  Organizational Learning Culture, the Climate for Innovation, and Organizational Resilience  Ph.D
 Michael Kam Barngrover  Mustafa Hayri Tongarlak   Description and Prediction: Knowledge Discovery in University Databases  Ph.D
 Semra Çalışkan  Ayşegül Toker, V. Aslıhan Nasır   Antecedents of Consumer Intention to Use Personal Health Technologies: Revisiting the Technology Acceptance Model    Ph.D
 Sevgin Batuk Turan  Hayat Kabasakal  The Dispositional and Contextual Determinants and Outcomes of Self-Leadership  Ph.D


Political Science and International Relations

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Patrick Joseph Skyes   Koray Çalışkan    Systemic Opposition Under a Tutelary Regime: Reformist Politics in the Iranian Parliament (2000-2004)   M.A
 Buğra Yasin   Zeynep Gambetti   A Critical History of the Concept of Progress: Salvaging the Repressed Normative Content  Ph.D
 Sinem Kavak  Mine Eder  Rethinking the Political Economy of Contemporary Water Struggles in Turkey from a Comparative Perspective: Space, Structures and Agency   Ph.D
 Fatma Nur Zağralı Tunç   Tolga Sınmazdemir   Social Assistance in Turkey: an Overview of Seven Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundations  M.A
 Sümeyye Mine İltekin  Murat Akan  The Politics of Religion: State Policy towards Muslims in Post-Soviet Russia  M.A
 Melike Betül Tavşanlı  Mehtap Işık  The Economic and Political Rationales of Banking Mergers and Acquisitions in MENA After the Arab Spring  M.A
 Sevin Gülfer Sağnıç   Dilek Çınar  Guests Who Drowned: Legal Ambiguities Behind Refugee Vulnerabilities  M.A
 Mustafa Utku Güngör  Zeynep Gambetti   Threatening Security: Conflicting Conceptualizations of Security During the Gezi Park Protests  M.A


The Faculty of Education

Computer Education and Educational Technology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Yiğit Aydın (Educational Technology)  Günizi Kartal   The Effects of Seductive Details and Topic Interest on Learning and Cognitive Load in Hypertext Environments   M.A
 Beste Ulus  Diler Öner  Fostering Middle School Students’ Knowledge Integration Using the Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)   M.A

Educational Sciences

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Hakan Ergin   Fatma Nevra Seggie   Internationalization of Higher Education via Distance Learning: A Grounded Theory Study in Turkey  Ph.D
 Ayşe Beyazova Seçer   Ayşe Caner  Seeking Education Beyond Refuge: An Analysis of Syrian Parents’ Perspectives of Their Children's Education in Istanbul   Ph.D
 Neriman Küçüker  Serkan Özel  The Influence of Item Format on Turkish Eighth Graders’ Performance on the TIMSS  M.A
 Buket Eren Janssen  Bengi Börkan  The Effect of Curriculum and Classroom factors on TIMSS Mathematics Scores: A Cross-National Study  M.A
 Merve Dökmeci  Hande Sart  Self-Compassion as a Mediator Between Parental Acceptance-Rejection and Emotional Reactivity among University Students   M.A

Foreign Language Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Emel Tozlu   Aylin Ünaldı   The Development of a Listening Test for Learners of Turkish as a Foreign Language    M.A
 Fatma Küçük   Aylin Ünaldı   Assessing Academic Writing Skills in Turkish as a Foreign Language  M.A
 Elif Kemaloğlu Er   Yasemin Bayyurt   Integrating ELF Awareness into Pre-Service Teacher Education: Insights from Theory and Practical Experience    Ph.D
 Nesrin Kutlay   Ayşe Gürel  The Processing of Morphology in Adult Second Language Acquisition  Ph.D
 Büşra Ayça Karaman   Yasemin Bayyurt   English Language Teacher Recruitment Practices in Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study in Turkey     M.A
 Burcu Varol  Gülcan Erçetin  Annotation and Working Memory in Second Language Reading, Incidental Vocabulary Learning, and Perceived Cognitive Load    Ph.D
 Sezen Bektaş  Belma Haznedar, Nalan Babür     Cognitive and Linguistic Components of Reading Acquisition in Turkish: Evidence from Second and Fourth Graders  M.A

Primary Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Şükrüye Nazlı Can   Ebru Zeynep Muğaloğlu   Using a Model-Evidence Link Diagram to Explore Nuclear Energy: The Effects on Seventh Graders’ Risk Perception and Understanding of the Issues   M.A
 Nihal Karabaş  Ebru Kaya  The Effect of Scientific Practice-Based Instruction on Seventh Graders’ Perceptions of Scientific Practices  M.A
 Fetiye Erbil  Zeynep Erdiller Yılmaz  Children's Participation in the Preschool Classroom: an an Ethnographic Case Study  M.A
 Merve Özgünlü   Ayşegül Metindoğan  Factors Associated with School Readiness in Turkey  M.A
 Canan Güneş  Serkan Özel  Teacher Engagement in Online Professional Development Follow-up: The Role of the Workplace and ICT Familiarity  M.A

The School of Applied Disciplines

International Trade

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Deniz Avşar   Mehtap Işık   The Determinants of High-Technology Export Performance: An Empirical Investigation in BRICT   M.A
 Semih Bulut  Gözde Ünal   A Sustainability Analysis of Turkish Banks Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process  M.A
 Nusret Soğancılar   Nisan Selekler Gökşen   An Institutional Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Turkish Banking Sector  M.A

Management Information Systems

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Kevser Gülnur Gökçe   Özgür Döğerlioğlu   A Comparative Analysis of Employee and Organization Perspectives about “Bring Your Own Device” Policies   M.A
 Haktan Cinkılıç    Aslı Sencer  A Decision Support System for Production Planning and Scheduling in a Smart Factory Environment  M.A
 Yiğit Aşıroğlu  Aslıhan Nasır  Consumers’ Mobile Application Usage in Turkey  M.A
 Barış Çimen  Ahmet Onur  Text Classification via Word Embeddings: An Application for Turkish Music Mood Detection  M.A
 Şeyhmus Atlı  Sona Mardikyan  A Decision Support System for Evaluating Information Technology Projects  M.A
 Esra Koçak  Aslıhan Nasır  The Relationship Between Personality Traits and Behaviors of Instagram Users vs. Non-users  M.A


Tourism Administration

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Ecem Öznalbant   Maria Dolores Alavrez    A Socio-Cultural Perspective on Yoga Tourism    M.A


Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Asian Studies

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Emre Tunç Sakaoğlu   Asım Karaömerlioğlu   Patterns of Contemporary Russo-Syrian Relations: A Realist Interpretation from the Moscow Perspectıve    M.A  

Hülya Görkem Demirbulak   Arzu Öztürkmen  Changing the Status of the Presidency: A Comparison of Constitutional Amendments in South Korea and Turkey    M.A

Cognitive Science

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title M.A./Ph.D
 Elif Canseza Kaplan   Esra Mungan   Knowledge-Based Expectation Effects on Pitch Perception: A Cross-Cultural Investigation    M.A.
 Elise Anne Constance Michon   Mine Nakipoğlu   Velir or Veler? Exploring Adults' Implicit Knowledge of an Irregular Verbal Pattern: The Turkish Aorist       M.A.
 Ece Yallak  Esra Mungan  The Effect of Processing Fluency on Semantic Illusion  M.A
 Selahattin Doğa Gülhan  İnci Ayhan  A Psychophysical Investigation and a Philosophical Discussion on Perception  M.A
 Berhan Şenyazar  İnci Ayhan   The Role of Attention on Scene Recognition  M.A

Social Policy

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
Elifcan Çelebi   Volkan Yılmaz   The local welfare system in Turkey: The case of municipal care services in Istanbul  M.A

 Anıl Gürbüztürk   Ayşe Buğra   Social housing policy and the welfare regime in Turkey: A comparative perspective   M.A
 Yunus Furkan Arıcan   Ayşe Buğra  The contesting roles of the Hak-İş Trade Union confederation: Class and political identities   M.A
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