MA and PhD Theses Completed

Theses in Humanities and Social Sciences - 2018

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences

History

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Zehra Tonbul   Ahmet Ersoy, Markus Ritter   The Art Historiographical Odyssey of Ernst Diez     Ph.D
 İrem Gülersönmez   Ahmet Ersoy  Photography and the Deportation of Ottoman Armenians During the First World War    M.A
 Oğuzhan Kaya  Arzu Öztürkmen, Selçuk Esenbel   From Belief to Religion: Understanding the Gion Festival as a Politico-Cultural Phenomenon  M.A.
 İdil Erdem  Çiğdem Kafescioğlu   Confessionalization of Space in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul: The Making of a Jewish Habitus   M.A
 Cahit Mete Oğuz  Nevra Necipoğlu  An Analysis of the Byzantine Peasantry through Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Narrative Sources   M.A
 Egecan Erdoğan  Ahmet Ersoy  The Formation of the Alawite State through Demarcation Lines during the French Mandate for Syria   M.A
 Can Veyselgil  Arzu Öztürkmen, Meltem Toksöz  Historical Writing in the Late Ottoman Empire: Global Encounters and Historical Experiments of Hayrullah Efendi    Ph.D
 Ümit Öztürk  Koray Durak  Social Mobility in Athens in the Fourth Century BC  M.A
 Fatma Öncel Yusufoğlu   Yücel Terzibaşoğlu  Agrarian Relations and Estate (Çiftlik) Agriculture in Ottoman Thessaly (c. 1780 – 1880)  Ph.D
 Nilay Özlü  Edhem Eldem  From Imperial Palace to Museum: The Topkapı Palace during the Long Nineteenth Century     Ph.D

Linguistics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Münevver Erdem   Aslı Göksel, Aysun Kunduracı   Non-Canonical Morphological Patterns in Turkish: Evidence from Person-Number Markers   M.A
 Nagihan Kısa Kaz   Didar Akar, Eser Erguvanlı Taylan   A Tripartite Division of Stative Verbs in Turkish   M.A
 Duygu Göksu  Balkız Öztürk Başaran  Subject infinitives in Turkish  M.A
 Yasin Taşdemir   Kadir Gökgöz    Minimal Words in Turkish: A View from Locality  M.A
 Simge Topaloğlu  Mine Nakipoğlu  Children's Comprehension of Presuppositions Introduced by Focus Particles: Evidence from Turkish   M.A
 Songül Gündoğdu Yücel    Balkız Öztürk Başaran, Sumru Özsoy    Argument-Adjunct Distinction in Kurmanji Kurdish  Ph.D


Philosophy

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Umut Eldem    Kenneth Westphal    Kant‘s Conception of Conscience and Reflexive Judgment   Ph.D
 Özer Türker  Sun Demirli  Models, Causes and Capacıtıes: A New Account for Laws of Nature   M.A
 Damla Dönmez    Johannes Fritsche   The Sublime and Its Environmental Implications     Ph.D
 Özümcan Çekiç Littardi     Johannes Fritsche   Nietzsche and the Notion of Truth  M.A
 Beşir Özgül Nayır, Karanfir Soyhun    Nurbay Irmak  Rule Consequentialist Perspectives on Suicide      M.A
 Sanghun Han  Stephen Voss   Mental Causation Is Not Counterfactual: A Defense of the Exclusion Argument Against Counterfactual Solutions    M.A
 Zehra Karandish  Sun Demirli, Nazif Muhtaroğlu   A Critical Assessment of Hume’s and al-Ghazālī’s Views on Critique of Causation    M.A
 Balam Nedim Kenter  Yıldız Silier  Understanding Oppression and Exploitation through Disability: Intersectionality, Surplus Populations, and Radical Needs    M.A

Psychology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Burcu Kaya Kızılöz   Ali İ. Tekcan   Interrelationships between Autobiographical Memory Specificity, Executive Functions and Rumination in Depression     Ph.D
 Şirin Ezgi Eraltan  Esra Mungan   The Role of Response Competition in Retrieval-Induced Forgetting     M.A
 Anıl Özge Üstünel Balcı  Falih Köksal, Güler Okman Fişek    Testing the Effectiveness of a Dating Violence Prevention Program among College Students in Istanbul   Ph.D
 Harun Yörük  Ayşecan Boduroğlu  Feature Specificity in Visual Statistical Summary Processing     M.A
 Deniz Şenelt Kalelioğlu    Ali İzzet Tekcan  Effects of Goal Attainment on Autobiographical Memory    M.A
 Umay Şen  Ayşecan Boduroğlu  The Interaction between Ensemble and Item Representations in a Temporally Extended Context   M.A
 Rezan Nehir Mavioğlu  Elif Aysimi Duman  The Effect of Socioeconomic Status and 5-HTTLPR on Preschoolers’ Social Competence and Diurnal Cortisol Levels    M.A
 Anıl Sübeten  Falih Köksal   Considerations of Death Anxiety, Meaning in Life, Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion and Loneliness vis-a-vis Terror Management Theory    M.A

Sociology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Hikmet İlhan    Meltem Ahıska, Saygun Gökarıksel   Building a Past: Cultural Heritage, Imagining, and Marketing Memory in Adana     M.A
 Gökhan Mülayim    Bülent Küçük  Publishing the “Unpublishable”: The Making of Kurdish Publishing in Turkey     M.A
 Can Güven  Ceren Özselçuk  Rethinking Biopolitics Today: A Critical Inquiry   M.A
 Burcu Kalpaklıoğlu Yalçın     Nükhet Sirman  Women’s Interpretations of Fetva: Guiding Daily Life and Governing the Private through Alo Fetva     M.A
 Dilan Eren   Nükhet Sirman, Ceren Özselçuk   The “Work” of Caring for the Elderly: Labor, Value and the Gift   M.A


Translation and Interpreting Studies

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Aslı Takanay   Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar, Saliha Paker    The Relational Processes of Turkish-Russian Literary Translation Flow in the Post-Stalin Era (1953-1991)    Ph.D
 Muazzez Uslu      Özlem Berk Albachten  (In) direct (Re) Translations of Leftist Non-Fiction in Turkish (1921-2016): Actors and Networks   Ph.D
 Fazilet Akdoğan Özdemir   Şehnaz Tahir-Gürçağlar, Saliha Paker   Turkish translations of self-help “Success” books: A collage/bricolage of moral narratives and new life ethics   Ph.D


Turkish Language and Literature

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Elvan Torun   Fatma Büyükkarcı Yılmaz    Nineteenth-Century Poet Süleyman Fehim Efendi’s Divan: Analysis, Transcription, and Index    M.A
 Aişe Handan Konar     Zehra Toska  An Analysis of the Terminology of Textual Production Methods in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Şair Tezkires   Ph.D
 İsa İlkay Karabaşoğlu   Olcay Akyıldız  Modern Turkish Literary Biography: A Study of Beşir Fuat’s Biographies of Victor Hugo and Voltaire   M.A
 Uğur Çalışkan  Halim Kara, Çimen Günay-Erkol    Traumatic Poetics: Witnessing and Its Horizons in Leylâ Erbil’s Last Texts      M.A
 İsmail Erkan Irmak  Erol Köroğlu   New novel, old village: The history, origin and end of the village novel (1950-1980)     Ph.D
 Fatma Damak  Halim Kara  From Servet-i Fünûn to “World” literature: The mapping of Mehmet Rauf’s literary criticism    M.A

Western Languages and Literatures

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Ekin Bodur   Matthew Gumpert   Rewriting Antigone, Rethinking the Political Subject   Ph.D

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Economics

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 İbrahim Murat Kara    Begüm Özkaynak    Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Economic Growth and Openness in Turkey: An ARDL Model    M.A
 Burcu Başkurt  Murat Güray Kırdar  The Impacts of Improving Educational Attainment on the Empowerment of Women    M.A
 Ahmet Akgün  Ozan Hatipoğlu  Unorthodox Monetary Policy with Real-Time Measurements    M.A
 Mustafa Sami Başaşçı   Mehmet Yiğit Gürdal    A Neuroeconomic Analysis of Intertemporal Decision-Making: EEG Source Localization      M.A
 Tuğçe Türk  Ceyhun Elgin  Two Essays on Macroeconomics    M.A
 Hanife Armut  Tolga Umut Kuzubaş  Measures of Individual Risk Attitudes and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from an Investment Competition      M.A
 Doğu Tan Aracı  Murat Kırdar  Evaluating the Impact of Syrian Refugees on Turkey’s Labor Market: A Synthetic Control Approach    M.A
 Anıl Göğebakan  Fikret Adaman  The Impact of Syrian Immigrants on the Wages of Unskilled Natives in Turkey    M.A
 Fatma Betül Türküm  Murat Güray Kırdar  An Econometric Analysis of the Impact of Syrian Refugees on Crime in Turkey  M.A
 Nihan Nur Akhan  Malik Çürük  Economic Concentration, Labor Misallocation and Exchange Rate Shocks     M.A
 Bayram Çakır  Gökhan Özertan  Building a Financial Conditions Index for Turkey  M.A
 Ahmet Yusuf Aydın  Malik Çürük  Agglomeration, Concentration, and Misallocation     M.A
 Hazal Şenses  Gökhan ÖzertanAhmet Burak Emel    A Performance Analysis of Commercial Banks in Turkey   M.A
 Yiğit Okar  Burak Saltoğlu  The Investment Performance of a Pension Fund’s Individual Investors: A Behavioral Finance Approach    M.A
 Günnur Ege Bilgi  Orhan Aygün  Preserving Priorities in the Case of the Re-Placement of Medical Residents in Turkey    M.A
 Emre İnan  Murat Güray Kırdar  The Effect of the 2008 Employment Subsidy Program in Turkey    M.A


Management

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Oğuz Gençay    Hayat Kabasakal   Abusive Supervision and Leader–Member Exchange: An Analysis of Attitudinal, Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes    M.A
 Altın Kavadarlı  Özlem Öz  Networks and Competitive Advantage: Spontaneous vs. Induced Clusters     Ph.D
 Gamze Danışman  Mine Uğurlu  Bank Competition, Regulations, and Stability in Developed Countries    Ph.D
 Çiğdem Vural Yavaş   Mine Uğurlu  Corporate Control Mechanisms and Investment Efficiency in Developed European Countries    Ph.D
 Ramazan Yavuz  Ayşe Gül Toker  In Pursuit of Stronger Bonds: The Impact of Experience and Attachment on Customer Engagement    Ph.D
 Kemal Emir Ürey  Yavuz Acar  The Determinants of National Team Performance in European Soccer   M.A
 Ömer Eren  Cenk Cevat Karahan    Mean Reversion in International Equity Markets and Time-Varying Risk Premium  M.A
 İpek Özer  Özlem Kesapçı Karaca  (Un)forgiveness in Brand Hate  M.A
 Seda Erdoğan   Mine Uğurlu  The Effect of Financial Flexibility on Corporate Financial Policies and Performance: Cross-Country Evidence   Ph.D
 Tutku Seçkin Çelik  Özlem Öz  Sustainability in the Turkish Business Environment  Ph.D
 Raşit Mete Eşrefoğlu   Cem Ersoy, Bahri Atay Özgövde   Realistic Performance Evaluation of Edge Computing Scenarios over a Hybrid Testbed using Sofware - Defined Networking    M.A


Political Science and International Relations

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Kamile Sena İncedere   Murat Akan   Political Football: Making Football Fandom a Symbol of Political Dissent     M.A
 Kerem Mert İspir  Mine Eder  The Expansion of Neoliberalism in Turkey: The Case of the Mass Housing Development Administration    M.A
 Ece Han Genç Yıldız   Yeşim Arat  The Presidency of Religious Affairs, Women, and Politics in Turkey: 1968 – 2014   Ph.D
 İbrahim Çağrı Mutaf  Volkan Çıdam  Political Liberalism and Religious Discourses: An Evaluation of the Asymmetry Objection    M.A
 Ahmet Utku Akbıyık  Tolga Sınmazdemir   Surviving Tribes as Political Actors: The Evolution of Political Clientelism in Şanlıurfa    M.A
 Umut Mişe  Mert Arslanalp  The Politics of Rap: Rap Music as a Tool for Expressing Exclusion in Istanbul  M.A
 Ronay Bakan  Mert Arslanalp  Rethinking Urban Transformation and Contested Spaces: The Case of Diyarbakır    M.A
 Mitchell Max Morrison  Dilek Çınar  A Methodological Critique of Studies on Multicultural Policies and Sociocultural Integration   M.A

 

The Faculty of Education

Computer Education and Educational Technology

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Selin Mavili   Günizi Kartal  The Effects of Technology Integration in Task-Based Language Teaching on Vocabulary and Writing Skills   M.A
 Ebru Atadil Kuzucu   Günizi Kartal Technology and Content Integration in Language Classes in a Vocational High School     M.A
 Ali Akkaya   Yavuz Akpınar   The Effects of Serious Games on Students’ Conceptual Knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and Computational Thinking Skills   M.A
 Derya Haseki  Diler Öner   Improving attitudes towards geometric proof in the context of dynamic geometry software-based proof instruction  M.A
 Oğuz Onat  Hamdi Erkunt  The Effects of Periodic Informative Instant Messages on Distance Learners' Perception of Transactional Distance     M.A

Educational Sciences

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Meltem Akbulut Yıldırmış    Fatma Nevra Seggie   Higher Education Governance: Perceptions of Rectors, Council of Higher Education Members, and Government Representatives    Ph.D
 Emre Özkan  Diler Öner  The Development of Van Hiele Geometric Thinking Levels in a Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environment   M.A
 Senem Han Uysal  Zeynep Kızıltepe  The Educational Needs of Mothers of Children Aged 60 to 72 months: The Socio-Economic Differences    M.A
 Gülay Erkal  Fatma Nevra Seggie  Learning in Social Movements: The Case of the Progressive Women’s Organization     M.A
 Elif Özen  Nihal Yeniad, Bengü Börkan   Gender Stereotypes and Middle-School Children’s Self-Perception: A Comparison of Mothers' and Their Children's Reports     M.A
 Emine Karaduman  Zeynep Kızıltepe  The Motivational Orientations of Adults in Pursuit of Graduate Education     M.A
 Rukiye Bektaş  Fatma Nevra Seggie   Constructing a Personal Learning Network in a Corporate Organization: The Perspective of New Hires  M.A

Foreign Language Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Hatice Akgül   Aylin Ünaldı   The Effect of Item Format on the Choice of Reading and Test-Taking Strategies    M.A
 Bekir Ateş  Aylin Ünaldı  Determining Linguistic Demands of Texts for EAP Proficiency Tests using Automated Analyses and Expert Judgment     M.A
 Hatice Yurtman Kaçar  Aylin Ünaldı  Validating Multiple-Text Reading Tasks in Foreign Language Proficiency Tests through Verbal Protocols and Eye Tracking    M.A
 Burcu Kayarkaya  Aylin Ünaldı  Assessment of textual level EFL reading comprehension: A cognitive and contextual investigation     M.A
 Gülümser Efeoğlu   Ayşe Gürel  Second Language Acquisition of Nominal Inflection in Turkish     Ph.D
 Aylin Coşkun Kunduz   Ayşe Gürel   The Second Language Acquisition of Inflectional Morphology in Turkish  M.A
 Ayşen Tuzcu  Şebnem Yalçın, İnci Ayhan    Task Type and Online Planning as Mediating Factors in the Oral Performance of L2 Learners    M.A
 Coşkun İşlek   Şebnem Yalçın   The Role of Individual Differences in Second Language Development in a Study Abroad Context    M.A
 Münir Özturan  Nazik Dinçtopal Deniz  Processing Reflexives in the Second Language: Evidence from Eye Tracking     M.A
 Hatice Özata  Belma Haznedar  Reading Fluency and Comprehension in a Transparent Orthography: Evidence from Turkish Children   Ph.D
 Gürkan Temiz  Yasemin Bayyurt   Exploring ELF Awareness in Teacher Cognition: A Case Study in Turkey    M.A


Primary Education

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Selin Akgül    Ebru Kaya  University Students’ Understanding of the Nature of Science     M.A
 Yasemin Fırat  Ayşegül Metindoğan   Children's Resilience, Emotion Regulation, Social Competence, and Problem Behaviors in an At-Risk Community in Turkey    M.A
 Melike Alayoğlu     Ebru Kaya  Fifth-Grade Students’ Attitudes Towards Science and Their Understanding of Its Social-Institutional Aspects     M.A
 Fatma Acar  Emine Erktin  The Role of Cognitive Inhibition and Metacognition on the Mathematics Performance of Middle School Students    M.A
 Zeynep Gonca Akdemir    Serkan Özel, Nalan Babür   Fifth Graders’ Comprehension of Expository Texts: Performance Differences Between Poor and Adequate Readers     M.A
 Melek Pesen  Emine Erktin  An examination of the proof and argumentation skills of eighth-grade students  M.A
 Semanur Kuzucu Örge  F. Nalan Babür   Differentiating poor and good readers in second grade: Cognitive and linguistic variables  M.A
 Sümeyra Büşra Eroğlu  Ayşegül Metindoğan  An evaluation of the forest school program in a state preschool in Istanbul  M.A

The School of Applied Disciplines

International Trade

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Onur Vapurluoğlu     Mehtap Işık    Luxury Fashion Consumption After the Economic Crisis: The Case of Turkey   M.A
 Ertem Gülen  Oğuzhan Aygören   Count Me In: Understanding Political Consumerism and Political Participation and Their Antecedents     M.A
 Damla İnci  Ülfer Zeynep Ata, Nisan Selekler Gökşen     Consumer Level Determinants of Private Brand Attitude: An Empirical Study in Turkey   M.A
 Mikaela Musta Nisan Selekler-Gökşen  Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Leader–Member Exchange, and Organizational Justice in Albanian Higher Education Institution   M.A
 Kerime Aycan Ertuğrul   Mehtap Işık  The Relationship Between Financial Development and International Trade in Turkey  M.A

Management Information Systems

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Müyesser Eraslan Yalçın     Birgül Kutlu Bayraktar   Students’ Acceptance of and Intention to Use Learning Management Systems Using Extended TAM   M.A
 Mustafa Can Büken   Meltem Özturan  Critical Success Factors for e-Municipality Implementation: The Case of Istanbul    M.A
 Ezgi Akar  Sona Mardikyan  The Anatomy of an Online Social Community Network  Ph.D
 Mirac Yallıhep   Birgül Kutlu Bayraktar   Mobile Serious Games: Effects on Students’ Understanding of Programming Concepts and Attitudes towards Information Technology   M.A
 Nilay Güner   Birgül Kutlu Bayraktar   Attitudes Towards Using Augmented Reality in Corporate Training: A Case Study  M.A
 Mustafa Coşkun   Meltem S. Özturan   A social media big data mining framework for detecting sentiments in multiple languages  Ph.D
 Aysun Bozanta  Birgül Kutlu Bayraktar   Developing a context-aware location recommender system for location-based social networks  Ph.D
 Yasemin Ezgi Öztaş  Ceylan Onay   Why Banks Adopt Mobile Banking: The Case of Turkey  M.A
 Sercan Usta  Bertan Badur  The Investment Behavior of Telecommunication Operators: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach   M.A
 Ali Can Keserel    Bertan Badur   Mobile Network Operator Switching Behaviors of Customers in the Turkish Telecommunications Market: An Agent-Based Model   M.A
 Nur Sena Tanrıverdi  Bilgin Metin  The Effect of Employees’ Information Security Familiarity on Their Security Incident Awareness     M.A
 Barış Öker  Hande Türker   Impulse Buying Behavior in the Online Context  M.A
 Murat Elifoğlu  Meltem Özturan, Tunga Güngör    Developing a Turkish-Language Recommendation System Based on User Conversations  M.A


Tourism Administration

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Mehmet Ulus     Burçin Hatipoğlu    Managing Human Factors for Change Towards Organizational Sustainability in Tourism Organizations    M.A


Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Asian Studies

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Barış İskender    Arzu Öztürkmen, Altay Atlı     “One Nation, Two States”: Turkey–Azerbaijan Economic Relations and the Rhetoric of Turkic Identity   M.A
 Irem Cihan Muter   Arzu Öztürkmen   Practices of Soft Power: A Comparison of South Korea and Turkey from the 1990s to 2017    M.A
 Burcu Mirkelam   Arzu Öztürkmen, Selçuk Esenbel     Prospects for a Multicultural Korean Society: Minority Politics with a Focus on Afro-Koreans     M.A

Cognitive Science

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Lance Powell    Arzucan Özgür, Didar Akar   A Framework for Understanding and Detecting Harassment in socialVR     M.A
 Hüseyin Demirtaş   Mine Nakipoğlu, Albert Ali Salah    The Effect of Frequency on the Comprehension of Multi-Word Phrases in Turkish    M.A
 Kübra Eren   Yağmur Denizhan, Raşit Canbeyli    Insight as invention of relational reference systems: Emerging cognitive maps in spatial and non-spatial context    M.A
 Mehmet Çelik Özdeş   Yağmur Denizhan, Stephen Voss   A Generative Model of Trust Formation and Generations    M.A
 Duygu Özbağcı  İnci Ayhan, Lucas Thorpe    Sensorimotor Interaction and Time Perception: An Empirical Study and a Philosophical Discussion   M.A

Social Policy

 Author  Advisor(s)  Title  M.A/Ph.D
 Nazlı Avşaroğlu    Volkan Yılmaz   A Cash-for-Care Scheme Targeting Children with Disabilities in Turkey: Parent / Caregiver Perspectives   M.A
 Muhammet Halil Toprak    Ünal Zenginobuz   Tax Policies and Social Expenditures: Comparing Impacts on Inequality and Poverty in Turkey and Mexico     M.A
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