Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Scientific Research Methods IME 207 3 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ERCAN MASAL
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör. EMİNE NUR ÜNVEREN BİLGİÇ,
Course Assistants Res.Assist.Mithat TAKUNYACI
Course Category General Training
Course Objective The aim of this course is to help students acquire necessary knowledge and skills in comprehension and application level about investigating research process, going ever on main scientific research methods, doing necessary literature review on a definite research problem, collecting data, interpreting data and methods of writing a research proposal.
Course Content (Definition made by Institution of Higher Education (YÖK) is presented below)
Science and main concepts (fact, knowledge, unconditional, right, wrong, universal knowledge, etc.), basic knowledge related to history of science, the structure of the scientific research, scientific methodologies and different opinions related to these methodologies, problem, research model, population and sample, data collection and data collection methods (qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques), recording, analyzing, interpreting and reporting the data.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 This course will enable one to:Describe characteristics of scientific approach. Lecture, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 Describe the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Group Study, Self Study, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 Evaluate the appropriateness of research and research proposals to ethical principles. Lecture, Self Study, Group Study, Testing, Homework,
4 Define research problem Group Study, Self Study, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
5 Select appropriate research methodology and design. Lecture, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
6 Develop solutions according to research findings. Lecture, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Science and the Basic Concepts
2 Research Methodologies and the Basic Differences Among Them
3 The Research Problem
4 Variables and Hypothesis
5 Ethics and Research
6 Review of the Literature
7 Sampling
8 Instrumentation
9 Mid-term exam
10 Validity, Reliability and Internal Validity
11 Data analysis
12 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
13 Experimental Research Designs and Qualitative Analyses
14 Writing Research Proposal and Report
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have general information about basic concept, theory and applicaitons on mathematics
2 Have ability of mathematical thinking and apply to real life X
3 Classify a problem systematically also create comprehensible, understandable and objective solutions X
4 Establish relationship among events looked different X
5 Get clear and exact ideas about relationships among time, place and numbers X
6 Use principles of scientific method on problem solving X
7 Have character on explorer, impartial, disinterested, give sound decisions, open mind and believe that spreading information is needed X
8 Think creative and critical X
9 Improve methods as fast, understandable and practical to faced problems X
10 Have information about national and international modern problems
11 Get life long learning behaviour
12 Know and apply approach, aim, goal, principle and techniques of teaching program on special field with basic value and principles of Turkish National Education System
13 Evaluate development and learning of students, provide to evaluate self-assessment and other students. Use the assessment results to better instruction; share the results with student, parent, administrators and teachers.
14 Endeavor for constant development by making self-evaluation. Open the new knowledge and ideas, have a role to develop himself/herself and his/her institution. Have enough knowledge and conscious to protection subjects on society values and environment.
15 Interrogator ( get habit to find source of knowledge by asking “Why?” question instead of direct acceptance to given knowledges ) X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 15
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 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 2 4
Assignment 1 8 8
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 85
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.4
dersAKTSKredisi 3