As part of agreed-upon research issues and methodologies developed within WP4, a survey has been
conducted with a small sample in Ankara in 2012. It was meant as a supplement to the main
ethnographic fieldwork. The current report is prepared to inform the reader about the data obtained
and observations made through the survey.
The field research in its entirety aimed to gather data on the interactions between public institutions
and citizens, definitions of corruption and its perception, types of corruption, effects of corruption,
practices of anti-corruption, cultural and social norms in this field, national and local media, and local
policies. In addition to the survey, participant observation and interviews have been main research
methods in the ethnographic fieldwork. Interviews have been made with local government officers,
politicians, entrepreneurs, anti-corruption activists, political civic organizations and citizens’ groups…
Participant observation has been made possible through involvement in various relevant meetings,
workshops, and conferences. It must be noted, however, that only the findings and observations
gathered through the survey will be reported in the current report.
This survey has focused on social-cultural norms (such as common behavioral patterns), social values, and performances of institutionsas forms of expressions of socio-cultural practices.