—This study examines doctoral dissertations based
on sex of supervisors year periods and universities in which
have a sociology PhD program in Turkey and also it determines
whether there are any significant differences according to those
variables. Currently, Turkey has 169 universities that 63 of
those have been admitting students for undergraduate program
of sociology departments. In addition, 25 universities have
doctoral program at sociology. However, doctoral dissertations
have been conducted only in 14 universities among them.
Totally 513 doctoral dissertations were found which were
conducted between 1950 and 2012. In this study only 493
doctoral dissertations, out of 513, were analyzed. The
qualitative and quantitative context analyze has been applied
from the socio-historical critique point of view by using
MAXQDA. Consequently, this study indicates that there is
gender-related differentiation of doctoral dissertations’
supervisors based on years and universities that doctoral
dissertations were conducted in departments of sociology.
—Higher education, sociology departments,
doctoral dissertations, sex of supervisors.
Abdurrahim Güler and Zeynep Kurnaz are with the Department of
Sociology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail:
Cite:A. Güler and Z. Kurnaz, "An Analysis of Doctoral Dissertations Based on the Sex of
Supervisors: A Case of Sociology Departments in Turkey," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 480-484, 2013.