Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods ISL 388 6 3 + 0 3 7
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator METİN SAYGILI
Course Lecturers METİN SAYGILI,
Course Assistants
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, Testing, Homework,
2 To employ the knowlwdge of methodology gained when determining research questions and and during the research process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, 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, Testing, Homework,
4 To categorize the research questions and hypothesis and to formulate proper questions and hypothesis. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 To design a proper research process regarding the context and to propose research strategy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 To debate the outcomes of the research and report them in the proper way Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
7 To develop a comprehension as regards to social scientific style. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, 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
Course Notes
Course Resources
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 30
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Assignment 4 7 28
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Workload 164
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.56
dersAKTSKredisi 7