Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods SAY 204 4 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MAHMUT AKBOLAT
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. MAHMUT AKBOLAT,
Course Assistants

Res.Ass. Mustafa AMARAT

Course Category
Course Objective

The objectives of the course are:
1. To help students understand the theoretical and practical aspects of applying research models to the health management data;
2. To help students understand the types of research design according to different research approaches,
3. To develop students´ knowledge and skills about preparing research project proposal and research paper for publication.

Course Content

This course focuses on the fundamental stages of research process. In this course, students providing scientific knowledge in specific subject areas in health care management, reading research articles, will gain experience in preparing research proposals and scientific articles.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Know the importance of health management research Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Explain the main differences between qualitative and quantitative research approaches, Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Use statistical techniques in researches related to health management. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Define the functions and basic characteristics of science and scientific method. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Recognize the scientific research process and criteria to be considered in the selection of research subjects. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Distinguish ways to make a subject searchable, sources of error, types of measurement and scale, and validity and reliability. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
7 Explain the relationship between scientific research and ethics. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
8 Follows the researches in the field of health management and associates them with their applications. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
9 Makes field research and reporting. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Health management and the research role, stages of the research process Coşkun Recai, Altunışık Remzi, Bayraktaroğlu Serkan, Yıldırım Engin, Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Sakarya Kitabevi, 2008. Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012.
2 Research topic and the problem statement Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012.
3 Literature review/analysis Coşkun Recai, Altunışık Remzi, Bayraktaroğlu Serkan, Yıldırım Engin, Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Sakarya Kitabevi, 2008.
4 Forming the aim, question and hypothesis in a research Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012.
5 The research designs Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012.
6 Quantitative and qualitative research designs Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012. Bas Türker, Anket, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2010. Bas Türker, Akturan Ulun, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2008.
7 Population and sampling Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012. Bas Türker, Anket, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2010. Bas Türker, Akturan Ulun, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2008.
8 Data analysis Bas Türker, Anket, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2010. Bas Türker, Akturan Ulun, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2008. Coşkun Recai, Altunışık Remzi, Bayraktaroğlu Serkan, Yıldırım Engin, Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Sakarya Kitabevi, 2008.
9 MIDTERM EXAM Bas Türker, Anket, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2010. Bas Türker, Akturan Ulun, Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2008.
10 Data analysis Bas Türker, Anket, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2010. Bas Türker, Akturan Ulun, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2008. Coşkun Recai, Altunışık Remzi, Bayraktaroğlu Serkan, Yıldırım Engin, Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Sakarya Kitabevi, 2008.
11 Reporting and publication of the research results Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012.
12 Preparation of research proposal-I Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012.
13 Preparation of research proposal-II Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012.
14 The ethical issues in research Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012.
Resources
Course Notes <p>Coşkun Recai, Altunışık Remzi,&nbsp;Bayraktaroğlu Serkan, Yıldırım Engin, Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Y&ouml;ntemleri, Sakarya Kitabevi, 2008.</p>
Course Resources

Bas Türker, Anket, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2010.
Bas Türker, Akturan Ulun, Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara, 2008. Coşkun Recai, Bayraktaroğlu Serkan, Yıldırım Engin, Altunışık Remzi, Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Sakarya Kitabevi, 2008.
Karasar, Niyazi, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2012.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 PLANNING-To have the necessary level of expertise for planning in health institutions X
2 PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING-Having problem solving and decision making skills by using qualitative and quantitative methods X
3 ORGANIZATION- To have the necessary information to make job analysis, job description and job requirements and to make use of these to design service processes and to form units and reorganize them accordingly. X
4 COMMUNICATION - having the ability to communicate and develop with employees, patients / relatives, colleagues and other internal and external stakeholders X
5 LEADERSHIP-Identifying power sources appropriate to environmental conditions and applying appropriate leadership styles by utilizing these resources X
6 MOTIVATION- Determining the needs of subordinates by taking into consideration the working conditions, identifying appropriate targets and having the knowledge and skills to provide motivation both within the team and individually. X
7 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT- Knowing the functions of human resources management and having the knowledge and skills to manage human resources in accordance with the principles of human resources management X
8 COORDINATION- To have the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure the unification of efforts towards the realization of corporate objectives by considering both institutional and individual efforts. X
9 REPORTING- Gather information about administrative, financial and technical issues, prepare reports on administrative, financial and technical issues by using this information and evaluate these reports. X
10 BUDGETING-To know budgeting methods, to perform budgeting activities, to make end-of-term transactions by making adjustments and corrections if necessary X
11 CONTROL / INSPECTION- Knowing and applying the necessary controls regarding the general operation of the institution, stock and inventory management, human resources and corporate performance and hospital quality system in the light of legal regulations X
12 REPRESENTATION- To represent the institution in the presence of other institutions and organizations and stakeholders, to organize the necessary activities on this subject and to have the necessary skills to ensure the participation of internal and external stakeholders in these activities. X
13 makes recommendations that will contribute to field of his/her expertise. X
14 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT-Establishing policies related to information management, organizing and setting up information management systems, documenting and using data X
15 QUALITY PATIENT AND EMPLOYEE SAFETY- Determining quality and patient safety policies, collecting data for this purpose, analyzing and evaluating data by using measurement methods, and ensuring that the results are used for improvement X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
3. Kısa Sınav 10
4. Kısa Sınav 10
5. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ara Sınav 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Assignment 3 4 12
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 127
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.08
dersAKTSKredisi 5