Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methodology In Elt ELT 210 4 2 + 2 3 6
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>None</p>
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FİRDEVS KARAHAN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Burcu Koç

 

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

The Scientific Research Methods course is an introduction to the concepts and topics of scientific research in the field of social and educational sciences. This course is designed to teach prospective teachers basic terms such as data, reliability, validity, measurement, sampling, probability and research design in the field of educational sciences and it intends to help the target audience gain the ability to solve the problems encountered in their teaching career. The main purpose of this course is to teach students the definition of scientific research and research areas. With this course, students will learn not only basic knowledge about scientific research methods, but also how to use research methods effectively. During the course, the importance of ethical issues will be emphasized in scientific research, the ethical issues will be covered in detail and the concept of plagiarism will be studied in detail. At the same time, students will be able to use academic English effectively, use data collection programs and simple data analysis programs. In general, this course aims to give individuals the ability to write authentic and/or replicated scientific research on their own and write a scientific report by using effective academic English writing skills at the end of the semester.

Course Content

The content of this course is mainly based on scientific research and English academic writing. The basic concepts related to research methods, the structure and characteristics of scientific research, scientific methods and different opinions about these methods, research ethics and plagiarism, research problem and different research models, research variables, measurement, reliability, validity.

Students will learn the history, characteristics and stages of different research models, including action research, experimental research, and cross-sectional research. Students are also expected to submit a small-scale full-text scientific research article at the end of the semester. Through these process-based experiences, they will be able to apply the knowledge.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Identifying the basic differences between research methods and defining primary features of these methods. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design, Portfolio,
2 Applying their problem identification and problem solving skills while dealing with the problems they may encounter in their teaching careers. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Self Study, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Project / Design, Portfolio, Performance Task,
3 Explaining the basic steps of research (such as literature review, the method, data collection tools, data analysis at a basic level) Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Writing a research paper by using academic language effectively. Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Case Study, Self Study, Problem Solving, Project Based Learning, Homework, Project / Design, Portfolio, Performance Task,
5 Designing and conducting a unique and/or replicated scientific research. Discussion, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Problem Solving, Project Based Learning, Homework, Project / Design, Portfolio, Performance Task,
6 Sharing ideas about research within small and large groups. Discussion, Group Study, Homework, Project / Design, Performance Task,
7 Writing a scientific research article in APA style. Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Self Study, Problem Solving, Project Based Learning, Homework, Project / Design, Portfolio, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the course, introduction to research, qualitative & quantitative research and research ethics
2 Selection of a Research Approach / Review of Literature / The Use of a Theory
3 Writing Strategies and Research Ethics
4 How to Write an Introduction, Purpose Statement, and Research Questions or Hypotheses
5 Data Collection and Analysis: Examining Some Example Papers
6 Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References Parts of a Research Paper
7 Analysis of Students' Research Outlines
8 Midterm
9 Analysis of Student Papers: Introduction and Lit. Rev.
10 Analysis of Student Papers: Methodology
11 Analysis of Students Papers: Results, Discussion, and Conclusion
12 Students' Presentations of Their Studies
13 Students' Presentations of Their Studies (Con.)
14 Students' Presentations of Their Studies (Con.)
Resources
Course Notes <p>American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
Course Resources

Primary Source: Creswell, John W. (2014). Research design: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches (4th Ed.). California: SAGE Publications.

Additional Sources:

Burns, A. (2009). Doing action research in English language teaching: A guide for practitioners. Routledge.
Dörnyei, Z. (2007). Research methods in applied linguistics. Oxford, OX: Oxford University Press.
Hatch, E., & Farhady, H. (1982). Research design and statistics for applied linguistics. Tehran: Rahnama Publications.
Griffee, D. T. (2018). An introduction to second language research methods: Design and data. Berkeley, CA: TESL-EJ Publications.
Mackey, A., & Gass, S. (2005). Second language research: Methodology and design. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes. X
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching. X
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint. X
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching. X
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching X
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students. X
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students. X
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way. X
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society. X
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher. X
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development. X
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language. X
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning. X
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests. X
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Proje / Tasarım 100
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 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 146
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.84
dersAKTSKredisi 6