Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods ULI 204 4 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 HATİCE RUMEYSA DURSUN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL, Dr.Öğr.Üyesi HATİCE RUMEYSA DURSUN,
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Rıdvan Kalaycı
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 Learning kinds of knowledge, how to approach science critically and to investigate Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 Learning different approaches to the science Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
3 Choosing the right research subject Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 Employing scientific sources properly Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
5 Doing accurate quotations Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
6 Writing research projects and thesis suitable for requirements of order Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Science, knowledge, scientific knowledge
2 Philosophy of science, Major issues in philosophy of science
3 Philosophers on Philosophy of science: Popper, Kuhn, Feyerabend
4 Basic elements of scientific methods
5 Phase of scientific research
6 Basic concepts
7 Stages of research
8 Information about introduction, chapters and conclusion
10 Rules of writing, a paper’s order
11 Rules of quotation
12 Rules of quotation
13 Methods of footnote 1
14 Methods of footnote 2
Course Notes *Rosella, Laura ve Sharon Spray, Research and Writing in International Relations, Pearson, 2008. <br>*Neuman, W. Lawrence, Toplumsal Araştırma Yöntemleri: Nitel ve Nicel Yaklaşımlar, Cilt 1, İstanbul: Yayın Odası, 2007.<br>*Yıldırım, Ali ve Hasan Şimşek, Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Ankara: Seçkin Yayınevi, 2008.<br>*Phelan, Peter ve Peter Reynolds, Argument and Evidence: Critical Analysis for the Social Sciences, Routledge, 1996.<br>*Arıboğan, Deniz Ülke, Kabileden Küreselleşmeye Uluslar arası İlişkiler Düşüncesi, İstanbul: Sarmal Yayınevi, 1998.<br>*Türkdoğan, Orhan, Çağdaş Bilimsel Araştırma Metodolojisi ve Sorunları, İstanbul: IQ Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık, 2012.
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To research the functions, basic concepts and features of the international system; to learn the basic knowledge about the sub-topics of the international relations discipline.
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations.
3 To improve the foreign language skills.
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations.
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process.
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines
18 To research the ideas of philosophers/thinkers who built the philosophical foundations of political science and to examine the contribution of these philosophical ideas to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations
19 To gain basic computer skills
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
1. Ara Sınav 60
2. 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 1 16
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 1 10 10
Assignment 1 25 25
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 134
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.36
dersAKTSKredisi 5