We run and design various research projects by developing collaborations with different stakeholders like universities, the European Union, United Nations, consulates, private companies, public and non-governmental organizations. Until today; we have carried out over 70 research projects, published reports and books.

Our priority research areas and topics

Structure and status of civil society organizations of the civil society culture in Turkey,

The reputation of civil society in the eyes of society, local authorities and government and the trust in civil society,

Issues that have places on the social agenda such as youth, gender, and discrimination and their ties with civil society organizations,

Monitoring-evaluation, stakeholder analysis, corporate reputation, and impact assessment studies.

Women’s Perception of Politics Research

Within this study conducted by YADA, it was aimed to share the analysis of women’s perceptions of their views on the concept of politics and political concepts, their participation in decision making processes in their daily lives and in the context of current politics.

2019
Women’s Perception of Politics Research

Sabancı Foundation Invited Grant Program Consultancy and Monitoring and Evaluation Activities

The study aimed to contribute to the design and implementation of projects and programs by conducting the monitoring and impact assessment activities of the projects supported by Sabancı Foundation in 2018 and 2019, including refugees, early marriages and the rights of people with disabilities.

2018-2019
Sabancı Foundation Invited Grant Program Consultancy and Monitoring and Evaluation Activities

Education Program of Dormitory Managers and Teachers, Monitoring-Evaluation Study

The Aydın Doğan Foundation conducted a training program organized by the teachers and administrators working in girls’ dormitories to contribute to the development of perceptions that will help girls to play a facilitating role for them to develop and strengthen themselves, and to develop and improve the program. The monitoring and evaluation study was conducted […]

2019
Education Program of Dormitory Managers and Teachers, Monitoring-Evaluation Study

Discourse Analysis and Perception Research in Renewable Energy

The study carried out by YADA; has aimed to explore the concepts of renewable energy in the perception of the society, which arguments / discourses are discussed and their influence and prevalence levels.

2019
Discourse Analysis and Perception Research in Renewable Energy
  • Elderliness Envisagement and Practices in Turkey Research, 2019

    YADA conducted a Turkey representative research called “Elderliness Envisagement and Practices in Turkey”with the support of AvivaSA and collaboration of Doç. Dr. Özgür Arun as the academic supervisor, in the last quarter of 2018. It was aimed to reveal the perception of elderliness in the eye of elderly and middle-aged population  with questions such as […]

    Elderliness Envisagement and Practices in Turkey Research
  • UNDP, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, “Addressing Invasive Alien Species Threats at Key Marine Biodiversity Areas” Project, Pilot Regions Stakeholder Survey, 2019

    For the “Addressing Invasive Alien Species Threats at Key Marine Biodiversity Areas” project carried out in cooperation with UNDP and Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks; this project was carried out in order to recognize the regions in the four selected regions as pilot regions of the […]

    UNDP, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, “Addressing Invasive Alien Species Threats at Key Marine Biodiversity Areas” Project, Pilot Regions Stakeholder Survey
  • Industrial Chicken in Social Discourses, 2018

    A perception study was conducted to examine how the messages used / planned to be used, within the scope of the Anti-Industrial Chicken Campaign by Greenpeace were received by different social groups. In this context; firstly in 2016, the social media analysis of the ‘Industrial Chicken Consumption in Social Discourses’ study conducted under the same […]

    Industrial Chicken in Social Discourses
  • Assessment of Advocacy Initiatives and Tools for Changing Gender Discriminatory Social Norms and Attitudes, 2017 - 2018

    This study was carried out within the scope of the “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” program conducted by the UN Women with the support of the EU. Within the scope of the Project, which aimed to determine the tools and activities of initiatives on gender equality and violence against women and to measure their effectiveness, suggestions […]

    Assessment of Advocacy Initiatives and Tools for Changing Gender Discriminatory Social Norms and Attitudes
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Stakeholder and Perception Research, 2017

    In this research conducted for the Vehbi Koç Foundation; it was aimed to reveal the cultural and social diversity of the Yenişehir, Bülbül and Piyalepaşa neighborhoods in Dolapdere and its environs, where the Vehbi Koç Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art is located, and to map the hopes and concerns of various social groups in the […]

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Stakeholder and Perception Research
  • Agenda of the Alevis since July 15th, 2017

    The research conducted by YADA with the Alevis within the framework of Association of Public Policy and Democracy Studies’ (PODEM) project aiming to understand how different segments of society evaluate the July 15 coup attempt and subsequent developments. The aim of the study was to understand what Alevis’ approach to constitutional amendments, to Turkey’s future, […]

    Agenda of the Alevis since July 15th
  • Next Generation: Research on voices of youth in Turkey, 2017

    The British Council, as a part of its global Next Generation research series, commissioned Yaşama Dair Vakıf (YADA) and Gelecek Daha Net (GDN) Gençlik Platformu to conduct the Next Generation Turkey research project. The research, being sensitive to the diversity of youth in Turkey and their voices to be heard, aimed to uncover what they […]

    Next Generation: Research on voices of youth in Turkey
  • Pluralism in Education and Freedom of Belief: Religious Lessons and Views of Religion in Schools from the Eyes of Adults and Children, 2017

    Within the scope of the Pluralism in Education and Freedom of Belief research project conducted by the Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies (PODEM), it was aimed to create an up-to-date resource on the demands of parents from different sections and belief groups on the issues of pluralism and freedom of belief in the […]

    Pluralism in Education and Freedom of Belief: Religious Lessons and Views of Religion in Schools from the Eyes of Adults and Children
  • Masculinity and Fatherhood Research, 2016

    The research carried out in collaboration with AÇEV was conducted to reveal the dominant perception of “fatherhood” and “masculinity’’ in the society and to define different categories of paternity and to define the characteristics of each. The research consisted of two different phases. The first of these, the Virtual Ethnography phase, conducted a discourse analysis […]

    Masculinity and Fatherhood Research
  • General Directorate of Forestry, Socio-Economic Structure of Forest Villages: Perception, Needs, Opportunities and Strategies, 2016

    ”The Socio-Economic Structure of Forest Villages ”research, conducted with the cooperation of UNDP and General Directorate of Forestry, aimed to reveal the socio-demographic profiles of forest villagers living in forest villages of Kahramanmaraş, Mersin, Antalya, Muğla and Adana provinces. Within the scope of the research carried out by YADA, a clustering analysis was carried out […]

    General Directorate of Forestry, Socio-Economic Structure of Forest Villages: Perception, Needs, Opportunities and Strategies
  • “Fathers for Equality ”Project Monitoring and Evaluation Research, 2016-2018

    YADA conducted the 2016-2018 monitoring and evaluation and social impact studies of AÇEV’s ‘Fathers for Equality’ project in partnership with UNTF, which aims to ensure that fathers assume responsibility for the development and care of children and change father’s’ attitude and behavior. Within the scope of the study, YADA conducted surveys and interviews with the […]

    “Fathers for Equality ”Project Monitoring and Evaluation Research
  • “Empowering Women through Political Participation” Project Monitoring and Evaluation Survey, 2016-2018

    YADA carried out two-year monitoring and evaluation activities and social impact studies of the ‘Empowerment of Women through Political Participation’ project of AÇEV’s -partnered with UN Women- which aims to increase women’s participation in decision-making processes. The evaluation results contributed to the reshaping of the program’s activities.

    “Empowering Women through Political Participation” Project Monitoring and Evaluation Survey
  • Discourse Analysis and Perception Research of Coal Fired Power Plants, 2014

    It was accomplished a discourse analysis of social media and a fuzzy cognitive map application with urban individuals for the aim to identify the developing fundamental positions in the perception world of Turkish society and to present the discourse clusters that are getting evident through those positions.

    Discourse Analysis and Perception Research of Coal Fired Power Plants
  • Experience of CSOs in Turkey Public Relations: Perceptions, Practices and Approaches, 2014

    The research which has supported by TÜBİTAK 1001 Research Projects Program and done by Assoc. Dr. Seçil Deren Van Het Hof and Mehmet Ali Çalışkan, has aimed to examine CSOs in Turkey by addressing the perception and approach to public relations and their activities and practices comparatively, the communication practices of different civil society organizations […]

    Experience of CSOs in Turkey Public Relations: Perceptions, Practices and Approaches

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