Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods ISL 210 4 3 + 0 3 5
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SEMİH OKUTAN
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SEMİH OKUTAN,
Course Assistants Dr.Şule AYDIN
Course Category
Course Objective To provide basic knowledge for the students
- what is science and philosophy of science;
- how to design, conduct and report a scientific research (paper, report, book);
- to gain the basic logic of qualitative and quantitative research methods and a questioning way of thinking
Course Content The fundemental processes and methods to be followed in the conduct of scientific research
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To understand and interpret the relationship between philosophy of social science and knowledge of method. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
2 To employ the knowlwdge of methodology gained when determining research questions and and during the research process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 To investigate the previous amprical and conceptual studies on the research subject and relate these to the current research Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 To categorize the research questions and hypothesis’ and to formulate proper questions and hypothesis’. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 To design a proper research process regarding the context and to propose research strategy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 To debate the outcomes of the research and report them in the proper way Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
7 To develop a comprehension as regards to social scientific style. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: Philosophy of Science, Knowledge and Scientific Knowledge
2 Defining Research Topic
3 Critical Literature Review
4 Defining Research Questions and Hypothesis
5 Defining Research Strategy
6 Research Population and Sampling
7 Collecting Secondary Data
8 Collecting Primary Data: Questionnaires
9 Collecting Primary Data: Observation and Interview
10 Measurement and Scales in Research
11 Basic Data Analysis Techniques
12 Reporting: Context of the Report
13 Reporting: Format of the Report
14 Conclusion: Some Clues for a successful Scientific Study
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Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Our students will have fundamental knowledge in business administration.
2 Our students will be able to work in teams, and share information with team members in tasks of business administration
3 Our students will identify and analyse problems to offer solutions in tasks of business administration.
4 Our students will participate in projects about business administration process and tasks.
5 Our students will accept responsibility in order to conclude tasks of business administration.
6 Our students will define ethical problems in work environment and generate solutions.
7 Our students can transfer their knowledge and suggestions with technology supported tools and written communication skills.
8 Our students can transfer their knowledge and suggestions by written and verbal communication skills.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 10
Total 10
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 14 14
Assignment 2 5 10
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 5 5
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 113
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.52
dersAKTSKredisi 5