Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1865

Full Length Research Paper

Examination of postgraduate theses on string instruments in Turkey

Burcu Atilla
  • Burcu Atilla
  • Department of Fine Arts Education, Faculty of Education, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Institute of Educational Sciences, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5065-6724, Turkey.
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Rıza Akyürek
  • Rıza Akyürek
  • Department of Fine Arts Education, Faculty of Music Education, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6493-4871, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 23 July 2020
  •  Accepted: 08 September 2020
  •  Published: 30 September 2020


The amount of scientific researches is increasing steadily. In today's information age, parallel to technological advances, scientific research keeps pace with innovation and development. Recent research in social and humanities sheds light on many innovative approaches and guides. In this study, answers were sought with the help of the document analysis model for answering the "What is the distribution of postgraduate studies on string instruments in Turkey between 1993 and 2019 in terms of years, institute types, permission status, and university variables?" problem statement. With the research, it was intended to determine the frequency and percentage rates of postgraduate studies carried out under the name of "Stringed instruments" in the National Thesis Centre of Higher Education Institution between 1993 and 2019, to obtain answers to "How are the distributions by the university?" "How are the distributions by years?" "How are the distributions by postgraduate thesis type?"  and "How is the distribution of the theses made according to the access status?" questions.


Key words: String instruments, string instruments research, string instruments graduate studies, music research, graduate music theses.