Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Scientif Research Techniques SNF 501 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MEHMET BARIŞ HORZUM
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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 Scientific research and the importance of technology, purpose in scientific researches and scientific research types, determination of research problem and preparation of draft plan, usage of library in the literature review process, writing formal scientific research reports, the role of Internet in performing scientific research, collecting data and analysis of the data, error and the statistical analysis.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Know the concepts related to scientific research methods and techniques and comprehend the importance of research methods in solving problems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Motivations to Show, Role Playing, Group Study, Simulation, Brain Storming, Six Hat Methods, Case Study, Lab / Workshop, Self Study, Problem Solving, Project Based Learning, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Project / Design, Portfolio, Performance Task,
2 Apply ethical principles to their research and research proposals. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Define research problem and select appropriate research methodology and design. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
4 Select the appropriate data collection instruments and develop solutions according to research findings. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Develop suggestions according to research outcomes. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Write formal, scientific research reports. Self Study, Project Based Learning, 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 Analysis
14 Writing Research Proposal and Report
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Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 10
2. Ödev 10
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 40
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 2 10 20
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 161
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.44
dersAKTSKredisi 6