ÜNSAL UMDU TOPSAKAL SCIENTIFIC VIEWS AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF TURKISH THEOLOGICAL FACULTY'S STUDENTS: THE CASE OF GENETIC ENGINEERING STUDIES AND BIYOETHIC

İlyas Topsakal
2015 15th International Academic Conference   unpublished
The aim of this study is diagnosing Turkish Theological Faculty students' ideas about genetic engineering studies and biyoethic with their existing religious beliefs. The data gathered from 20 students (10 male and 10 female) who are attending second class of Theological Faculty in Turkey. The data was collected in 2014. In this study qualitative research method is used. A survey instrument that includes 20 open-ended questions was applied and semi-structured interviews are made. The open-ended
more » ... ade. The open-ended questions iclude that responses about (a) their understanding of the genetic engenering studies and biyoethic, (b) their perception of conflict between these studies-biyoethic and religion. The data was treated by qualitative data analysis-open coding. As a consequence of this research, it has been revealed that theological faculty students have mostly negative attitudes towards genetic studies.
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