Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods YBS 251 3 3 + 0 3 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. NİHAL SÜTÜTEMİZ
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. NİHAL SÜTÜTEMİZ,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective To provide basic knowledge for the students

1-) What is science and philosophy of science
2-) How to design, conduct and report a scientific research (paper, report, book)
3-) 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 Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
2 Defining research topic Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
3 Critical literature review Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
4 Defining research questions and hypothesis Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
5 Defining research strategy Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
6 Research population and sampling Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
7 Collecting secondary data Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
8 MID TERM EXAM
9 Collecting primary data: Questionnaires Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
10 Collecting primary data: Observation and Interview Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
11 Measurement and scales in research Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
12 Basic data analysis techniques Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
13 Reporting: Context of the report and format of the report Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
14 Conclusion: Some clues for a successful scientific study Review of the related chapters of the lecture.
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Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Can follow new and current technologies and evaluate them
2 Can understand the operation of Corporate Information Systems and use these systems at a basic level
3 Constructs numerical models of basic business problems. X
4 Solves modeled business problems with the help of information technologies and interprets the solutions X
5 Contributes to informatics oriented projects as a member of the team
6 Effectively uses information technology tools that support teamwork in project management. X
7 Master basic business functions and information technologies and establishes the link between them X
8 Contributes to the design, development and implementation processes of corporate information systems. X
9 Can produce and present quality documentation for all kinds of projects, including entrepreneurship projects.
10 Prepares informative, effective and interesting presentations and presents these presentations. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 40
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
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 5 5
Assignment 1 15 15
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 105
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.2
dersAKTSKredisi 4