The aim of this study is to analyze the PhD theses on critical thinking skills made between the years of 2007-2014 in Turkey. In this study, PhD thesis carried out by the title of critical thinking skills in the field of education and training have been analyzed using content analysis method. The study is carried out by document analysis which is one of the patterns of qualitative research. To determine the scope of the research, PhD thesis made on critical thinking skills in the field of education and training were screened in Higher Education Institution national thesis centre in spring semester of 2014-2015 academic year. The number of doctoral studies on the subject between the years 2001-2014 were found 37 in the screening carried out in national thesis center. Later, in the analysis of these PhD thesis some limitations were made such as: year, studies in the field of educational science and language. With this limitation, the number of samples to be examined was determined 28 PhD thesis those made in education and training between the years 2007-2014. The thesis have been analyzed under the headings of gender, universities where the thesis made, institute and departments, research topics, research design, research methods, data collection tools and analysis, the sample type and the province where the thesis made. The data obtained has been illustrated by frequency and percentage and some recommendations have been made on subjects which will be made in this field.
Eğitim programları ve Öğretim, Eleştirel Düşünme Becerisi, Doktora Tezleri,