Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods ISL 210 4 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>None</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. REMZİ ALTUNIŞIK
Course Assistants

Res.Asst. Umut Orhan, Res. Asst. Volkan Göktaş

Course Category Other
Course Objective

To provide basic knowledge for the students
- what is science and philosophy of science;
- how to design, conduct and report a scientific research (paper, report, book);
- to gain the basic logic of qualitative and quantitative research methods and a questioning way of thinking

Course Content

The fundemental processes and methods to be followed in the conduct of scientific research

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To understand and interpret the relationship between philosophy of social science and knowledge of method. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 To employ the knowlwdge of methodology gained when determining research questions and and during the research process. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 To investigate the previous amprical and conceptual studies on the research subject and relate these to the current research Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
4 To categorize the research questions and hypothesis’ and to formulate proper questions and hypothesis’. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
5 To design a proper research process regarding the context and to propose research strategy Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
6 To debate the outcomes of the research and report them in the proper way Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
7 To develop a comprehension as regards to social scientific style. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: Philosophy of Science, Knowledge and Scientific Knowledge
2 Defining Research Topic
3 Critical Literature Review
4 Defining Research Questions and Hypothesis
5 Defining Research Strategy
6 Research Population and Sampling
7 Collecting Secondary Data
8 Collecting Primary Data: Questionnaires
9 Collecting Primary Data: Observation and Interview
10 Measurement and Scales in Research
11 Basic Data Analysis Techniques
12 Reporting: Context of the Report
13 Reporting: Format of the Report
14 Conclusion: Some Clues for a successful Scientific Study
Course Notes <p>Coşkun,R. Altunışık, R. Yıldırım, E. ve Bayraktaroğlu, S. (2015) Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Y&ouml;ntemleri: SPSS Uygulamalı, 8. Baskı, Sakarya Kitabevi.</p>
Course Resources

Other Resources : Saunders, M. Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (1997) Research Methods for Business Students, London: Financial Times
Sekaran, U. (1992) Research Methods for Business, Canada: John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition.
Gökçe, B. (1992) Toplumsal Bilimlerde Araştırma, Ankara: Savaş Yayınları.

Week Documents Description size
7 İŞL210 - Bölüm 4 - Araştırmalarda Veri ve Veri Türleri 0.21 MB
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Our students will have fundamental knowledge in business administration. X
2 Our students will be able to work in teams, and share information with team members in tasks of business administration X
3 Our students will identify and analyse problems to offer solutions in tasks of business administration. X
4 Our students will participate in projects about business administration process and tasks. X
5 Our students will accept responsibility in order to conclude tasks of business administration. X
6 Our students will define ethical problems in work environment and generate solutions. X
7 Our students can transfer their knowledge and suggestions with technology supported tools and written communication skills. X
8 Our students can transfer their knowledge and suggestions by written and verbal communication skills. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 50
1. Ara Sınav 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
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 2 5 10
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 5 5
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 136
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.44
dersAKTSKredisi 5