IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(5): 480-484 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.287

An Analysis of Doctoral Dissertations Based on the Sex of Supervisors: A Case of Sociology Departments in Turkey

A. Güler and Z. Kurnaz
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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: gulerrahim@gmail.com; navavar@windowslive.com).

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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.

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