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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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Discussing the State in Turkey: An Analysis on the Basis of National Newspapers (2000–2009) (Oğuzhan Özaltin)

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Oğuzhan Özaltin

Discussing the State in Turkey: An Analysis on the Basis of National Newspapers (2000–2009)

Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to observe how the State is discussed in Turkey through their reciprocal links. Scientific method of research of the thesis is descriptive research, while its method of analysis is qualitative content analysis of the newspapers published at the national level. The names of the analyzed newspapers are Cumhuriyet, Hurriyet, Taraf, Yeni Safak, and Zaman. The analysis is limited to ten years from 2000 to 2009, ten months starting from January of each year, and 310 days in total.

The data acquired within these limits were obtained from a total of 947 observations; that is, discourses of 204 government officers, 533 authors, 86 opposition party representatives, 104 non-governmental organisations, and 20 retired government officers. The observed discourses were made by real persons, natural persons representing legal persons, and written statements of legal entities. The observations were obtained from a total of 6006 articles. In accordance with the findings obtained through the data, 1012 state-related discussions were determined in thematical terms. Thirty-five discussions out of 1012 are the most frequently discussed themes.

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