Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods IKY 104 2 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SEVGİ DÖNMEZ MAÇ
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SEVGİ DÖNMEZ MAÇ,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective Introducing knowledge, science, and scientific knowledge. Determining the difference between scientific knowledge and other kinds of knowledge. Examining positivist and post-positivist approaches. Determining the subject of a thesis, methods of quotation and footnote, knowledge on what the requirements of order are might be in a thesis
Course Content Knowledge, kinds of knowledge, science, philosophy of science, positivist and post-positivist approaches, phases of a scientific research, chapters of research, orders of writing, quotations, methods of footnote, organizing the bibliography.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explaining philosophy of social science Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 Listing methods of resource usage and referencing Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Self Study, Testing,
3 Developing a research proposal and designing research process Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Self Study, Testing,
4 Using at least one qualitative research method Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Self Study, Testing,
5 Using at least one quantitive research method Lecture, Question-Answer, Self Study, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: Why do we take this course?
2 Scientific knowledge and the other ones
3 The debates on positivism and post-positivism
4 Ethic in sceintific research
5 Research types in social sciences
6 Research design in social sciences
7 Sampling
9 Experimental research
10 Survey
11 Interview, focus group
12 Content analysis
13 Referring and reporting
14 A case of scientific research design
Course Notes Altunışık, R., Çoşkun, R., Bayraktaroğlu, S., Yıldırım, E. (2007), Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Adapazarı: Değişim
Course Resources Gulbenkian Komisyonu (1996), Sosyal Bilimleri Açın, çev. Şirin Tekeli, İstanbul: Metis.
Serdar, Ziyaeddün, (2001) Thomas Kuhn ve Bilim Savaşları, İstanbul: Everest
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having adequte scientific knowledge of Human Resources Management, basic business concepts and other social sciences X
2 Thinking critically and analytically X
3 Having knowledge of communication and information technologies X
4 In-depth understanding of the research process and application of a range of research techniques into studies, researches and projects X
5 In-depth understanding of usage of Human Resources Management and other social sciences theoretical and applied knowledge together. X
6 Ability to interpret basic Business concepts from Human Resource Management perspective X
7 Ability to implement basic HRM responsibilities in institutions such as HR Planning and staffing, labor relations, occupational healthy and safety, training planning, performance and rewards management, career planning, employment and interview techniques and legal HR issues X
8 Implementing quality process approach into HRM process by considering institutional development, internal and external customer satisfaction; in case of need, having sense of responsibility making contribution for problem solving and continuous development and process excellence ability by problem identification, goal setting, reorganisation and change management skills X
9 Management of resources and assets by considering budgetary, financial and legal issues; management of projects/operations with the ability of planning, implementation, and auditing; Having skills on management of self and other people X
10 Enriching result oriented working approach with continous learning approach X
11 Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to present ideas and information effectively X
12 Being good at one foreign language, ability to communicate written and orally
13 Ability to work with people of various cultural and educational background by valuing team work, developing emphathy and listening skills X
14 Being conscious on social, academic and professional ethical values X
15 Development of critical theoretical appreciation of ´how´, ´why´ and ´where´ HRM contributes to and supports employee and societal development, and implementing these approach for applied and graduate projects and working life X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
3. Kısa Sınav 10
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 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 100
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4
dersAKTSKredisi 5