International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2021, Vol. 16(3) 56-66

Interactive Metadiscourse Markers in the Turkish Articles on Science and Social Sciences

Mustafa Onur Kan

pp. 56 - 66   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2021.373.4   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2103-12-0010.R1

Published online: September 20, 2021  |   Number of Views: 3  |  Number of Download: 39


Abstract

This study aims to identify the interactive metadiscourse markers in the main sections of the articles (introduction, method, findings, results, discussion and conclusion) in the fields of science and social sciences. Designed as a descriptive research, this study employs the survey model. The articles analyzed in this study are a total of 16 articles, 8 science and 8 social sciences articles selected from the science and social sciences journals at DergiPark. The study group of this paper includes 54,253 words, 16,301 of which are in the articles on science and 37,952 are in the articles on social sciences. To achieve, this study draws on Hyland and Tse’s framework of metadiscourse model. The data are analyzed through descriptive analysis method. A Mann-Whitney U test is performed to find out whether there is a significant difference in the use of metadiscourse markers identified in the descriptive analysis of the articles on science and social sciences. The analysis indicate that more interactive metadiscourse markers are used in the articles on social sciences compared to the articles on science; yet, this difference is not significant. Furthermore, the use of code glosses is significant for social sciences; nonetheless, there is no significant difference in the use of other interactive metadiscourse markers.

Keywords: Academic Writing, Metadiscourse, Interactive Metadiscourse, Turkish Scientific Texts


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APA 6th edition
Kan, M.O. (2021). Interactive Metadiscourse Markers in the Turkish Articles on Science and Social Sciences . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(3), 56-66. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2021.373.4

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Kan, M. (2021). Interactive Metadiscourse Markers in the Turkish Articles on Science and Social Sciences . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(3), pp. 56-66.

Chicago 16th edition
Kan, Mustafa Onur (2021). "Interactive Metadiscourse Markers in the Turkish Articles on Science and Social Sciences ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 16 (3):56-66. doi:10.29329/epasr.2021.373.4.

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