An analysis of the postgraduate theses focusing on the social studies curriculum
An analysis of the postgraduate theses
This study attempts to evaluate the published postgraduate theses conducted the social studies curriculum in Turkey between the years 2015-2020 and selected according to specific criteria. General survey model was used in the study. The working group of the study consisted of open access 866 theses which were conducted on the social studies curriculum between 2015-2020 and which were obtained from Higher Education Board (HEB) National Thesis database in Turkey by using the keywords such as “Social studies”, “Social studies Curriculum”, “Social studies course”. The sample held a total of 177 theses that met certain criteria. The thesis analysis form, consisting of 22 criteria, was used as the data collection tool. The data were analyzed through the document analysis technique. The results revealed that the postgraduate theses have increased over the years except for 2020. It is noteworthy that the published theses mainly consisted of doctoral dissertations. The ratio of female supervisors (22.5%) was found to be low. The findings also suggested that qualitative and quantitative research methods were used in postgraduate theses, and those using mixed research method were limited. Another significant result of the study was that the working group of the postgraduate theses was mainly composed of students.
Keywords: Higher education, postgraduate theses, social sciences curriculum.
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