EXAMINATION OF POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION THESES ON INDIVIDUAL INNOVATIVENESS IN THE EDUCATION FIELD

Ayşegül AYYILDIZ

The aim of this study is to examine the postgraduate education theses on individual innovativeness in the field of education. Qualitative research method was preferred. The study group consists of 40 postgraduate education theses made between 2011-2021. Descriptive analysis was used. Findings of the research; Theses on individual innovativeness in the field of education were conducted between 2011 and 2021. The most theses on this subject was conducted in 2019 and the least thesis was conducted in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. It was observed that 3 of the theses were at the doctoral level and 37 of them were at the master's level. Three theses were conducted at Anadolu, Gazi, Bartın, Necmettin Erbakan and Yıldız Technical Universities. The most theses were conducted in educational sciences and social sciences institutes, the least thesis was conducted in health sciences and graduate education institutes. The most theseswere in the department of educational sciences, the least thesis was early childhood education, child development and education, lifelong learning, sports management sciences, educational administration and planning, Turkish and social sciences education, special education, physical education and sports teaching, distance education, educational technology departments. Quantitative method was preferred in 39 of the theses and mixed method in 1 of them. The most preferred method was random sampling method and the least preferred criterion, snowball, purposive, cluster and proportional element sampling method. Scale was used in 39 of the theses and semi-structured interview form was used in 1 of theses.

Keywords: individual innovativeness, theses, examination