Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(9), pp. 1529 - 1534
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050910
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Investigation of the History Education Researches in Turkey in Terms of Some Variables (Master's Theses and Dissertations Sample)


Mehmet Elban *
Department of Social Sciences Education, Faculty of Education, Bayburt University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research study is to examine the master's theses and dissertations carried out about history education research in Turkey in terms of certain variables. The study is a qualitative research and it used documentary research design as a research method. The population of the research study is the master's theses and dissertations done in the field of history education in Turkey. No sampling was used in the study but 176 master's theses and dissertations obtained from YOK National Theses Centre data base with open access were included in the study by 18 June, 2016. Document analysis is the data collection method of the research and content and document analysis are used for data analysis. As a result of the study, it was revealed that most of the master's theses and dissertations in the field history education in Turkey were carried out in Gazi University. Moreover, the subjects of the master's theses and dissertations were mostly concentrated on teaching history and teaching of subjects, skills, and concepts. The least studied subjects were local and oral history. Nearly more than 50% of the master's theses and dissertations were carried out with quantitative method. Discussions on identity in history education before 1990 occupied a very small place in master's theses and dissertations.

KEYWORDS
Turkey, Master's Theses and Dissertations, History Education, History Teaching

Cite this paper
Mehmet Elban . "Investigation of the History Education Researches in Turkey in Terms of Some Variables (Master's Theses and Dissertations Sample)." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.9 (2017) 1529 - 1534. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050910.