Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Scientific Research Techniques and Seminar UTC 590 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. AHMET YAĞMUR ERSOY
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. AHMET YAĞMUR ERSOY,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

It is to ensure that students have basic knowledge on science and scientific research, to design, conduct and report a scientific study (article, paper, report, book), to gain the basic logic of qualitative and quantitative research methods and to gain an inquiring and investigative way of thinking.

Course Content

Basic processes and methods to be followed in conducting a scientific research

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To be able to understand and interpret the relationship between science, philosophy of science and methodology Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 To be able to use what is learned about the method while determining the research topic and in any research process Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing,
3 Questioning previous empirical and conceptual studies on the subject of the research and associating with the research to be conducted. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing,
4 Classifying research questions and hypotheses and formulating appropriate research hypotheses and questions accordingly Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Testing,
5 To be able to design a research process suitable for its context and to propose a research strategy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing,
6 Developing an understanding of what the scientific style Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Some clues for a successful scientific study
2 Ethics in Research
3 Identifying Research Questions and Critical Literature Review
4 Determining a Research Strategy
5 Research Population and Sampling
6 Measurement and Scales in Research
7 Collecting Primary Data: Questionnaires
8 Midterm Exam
9 Collecting Primary Data: Observation and Interview
10 Basic Data Analysis Techniques
11 Writing the Research Report
12 Seminar
13 Seminar
14 Seminar
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Possessing high level of knowledge and understanding of scientific materials including up-to-date data, information and facts togather with the skill to manage the processes in the field of international trade.
2 Understanding the interdisciplinary structure of international trade and having the ability to integrate information from different disciplines.
3 Having the capability of defining and assuming a problem, developing a solution method, evaluating the results and implementing if needed, in the field of international trade.
4 Being capable of developing new strategic approaches, political alternatives and drawing up schemes in unpredictable complex situations encountered in implications of international trade.
5 Having a command of decision making techniques providing a basis for taking initiative within the sphere of competence when faced with a problem.
6 Being capable of producing local, national and international projects, serving as an executive or manager at such projects. X
7 Being able to choose and implement the right scientific research method in his/her researches. X
8 Questioning his/her knowledge within the scope of the assignments related to his/her area of expertise.
9 To be in a struggle of being proactive, original and contributive but not passive, in the process of learning and implementation.
10 Having the capability of oral and written communication skill at least in one foreign language. (European Language Portfolio Global Scale, Level B2)
11 Can convey the results and processes of his/her studies orally or in written in a comprehensive and systematic manner in national and international environment
12 Pursuing, teaching and monitoring the scientifc, ethical and social values in the stages of collection, interpretation and announcement of data related to international trade.
13 Being able to choose the data which will form the scientific information , review the literature in the related area and analyse. X
14 Being capable of analyzing and carrying out the relationships with the stakeholders in the assignmetns assignments related to his/her expertise.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 60
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 30 30
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 146
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.84
dersAKTSKredisi 6