Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Methodology Of Research In International Relations (En) ODC 525 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. FURKAN HALİT YOLCU
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Course Objective

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

Critically analyse existing political science and social science research on the basis of the research methods employed.

Specify appropriate research questions in political science and construct effective research design strategies to answer these questions.

Analyse quantitative data to uncover relationships between theoretically relevant variables.

Effectively use statistical methods to conduct political science research.

Effectively employ SPSS, a statistical software package, to conduct political science research

Course Content

 HOW to ask questions

 İssues of vilidity and reliability

 How to reviewa book or an article

Existing reserach methodology in political science

Existing reserach methodology in international relations

Parts  of master thesis

İngredients of  a good Ph.D thesis

Use of quantative metholdology

Use of qualitative methodology

Use of statictics in international relations research

How to conduct survey on topics on international relations

How to use a variety of interview methodos

 Wraping up and submition  of projects

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 STUDENTS LEARN METHODOLOGY OF RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE
2 HOW to ask questions
3 İssues of vilidity and reliability
4 How to reviewa book or an article
5 Existing reserach methodology in political science
6 Existing reserach methodology in international relations
7 Parts of master thesis
8 İngredients of a good Ph.D thesis
9 Use of quantative metholdology
10 Use of qualitative methodology
11 Use of statictics in international relations research
12 How to conduct survey on topics on international relations
13 How to use a variety of interview methodos
14 Wraping up and submition of projects
Resources
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Course Resources

Abdul Rashıd Moten . Wrıtıng Research Proposal and Theses .Prentıce Hall 2009

W.Lawrence Neuman .Socıal Research Methods .6th ed.Boston .2006

David Marsh and Gerry Stoker Theory and Methods in Political Science .2nd ed.Palgrave.1995

This will be supplmented by a course pit of selected articles to read and will be assigned during the teaching of the course.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
3 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge
4 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
5 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy
6 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Ödev 70
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 20 20
Assignment 1 25 25
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6