A REVIEW OF GRADUATE THESES PREPARED ON THE FIELD OF PIANO BETWEEN 2013 AND 2020
TÜRKİYE’DE 2013-2020 YILLARI ARASINDA PİYANO ALANINDA YAZILMIŞ LİSANSÜSTÜ TEZLERİN İNCELENMESİ

Author : Burcu KALKANOĞLU
Number of pages : 289-302

Abstract

The present research aims to classify and review the graduate theses written in the field of piano in Turkey between 2013 and 2020 by various criteria and create a resource that may help researchers who want to study in the field of the piano. The study is a descriptive study using a qualitative research design. There search population consists of the graduate theses written on piano in Turkey, and the sample is the theses written on the piano between 2013 and 2020. The study classifies the thesis written on piano by the type, the year, the university and the institute written, and the thesis topics and research methods. Data was collected by the document analysis technique. A search performed on the Council for Higher EducationThesis Center with the keyword "piano” retrieved 167 theses as some of the theses have restricted access. For the collected data, frequency (f) and percentage (%) calculations were performed for the theses reviewed by content analysis, and the relevant data is presented and interpreted in tables. The findings show that most of the graduate theses on the piano are post graduate theses; that the majority there of is from 2019; that most of the graduate theses were prepared in the educational sciences institute and in Gazi University; that the subject studied the most is the “analysis of a work”; and that the graduate theses mostly used the descriptive (screening) method.

Keywords

Music, Music Education, Piano, Piano Training, Graduate Piano Theses.

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