Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods In Social Sciences SBK 401 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi HALE BİRİCİKOĞLU
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi HALE BİRİCİKOĞLU,
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Sefa USTA
Course Category Basic Teaching Suitable For Field
Course Objective Introducing knowledge, science, and scientific knowledge. Determining the difference between scientific knowledge and other kinds of knowledge; examining positivist and post-positivist approaches; determining the subject of a thesis, methods of quotation and footnote, knowledge on what the requirements of order might be in a thesis
Course Content Knowledge, types of knowledge, science, philosophy of science, positivist and post-positivist approaches, phases of a scientific research, chapters of a research, orders of writing, quotations, methods of footnote, organizing the bibliography.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/she recognizes the types of information, approaches to science and critical queries. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 He/she recognizes different perspectives on science. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
3 He/she knows and applies qualitative and quantitive research methods. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 He/she can uses academic resources accurately. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
5 He/she makes accurate quotations. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
6 He/she prepares thesis and assignments which are appropriate to figuration. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
7 He/she learns ethical principles and rules of social science research.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Science, knowledge, scientific knowledge
2 Positivist, interpretive and critical approaches to social science
3 Ethics in scientific research
4 Basic concepts: Theory, Model, Ideology, Research and Hypothesis
5 Phases and types of scientific research
6 Critical literature review
7 Quantitive research methods
8 Midterm Exam
9 Qualitative research methods
10 Research design and determining on research subject
11 Forming research sections, introduction and conclusion
12 Rules of quotation and their application, methods of footnote
13 Designing research report
14 Forming bibliography
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have knowledge on public administration (e.g. administrative sciences, bureaucracy, Turkish public administration, local government and comparative public administration), new management techniques (e.g. strategic management, performance management, human resource management), politics and sociology (e.g. political science, history of political thought, Turkish political life, sociology, social structure of Turkey, contemporary political movements and political parties), public law (e.g. Turkish constitutional law, administrative law) and private law, urbanization, environmental problems and environment legislation. X
2 Using fundamental statistical package programs, making researches on academic and occupational issues, and gripping research processes. X
3 Having potential and ability of development himself/herself on the career fields of public administration like governing, inspectorship and controllership. X
4 Predominant on public law as well as private law, follows changes of legislations, comments legislations and adapts it to practice. X
5 Having qualities for varying positions of management (for instance human resources, public relations, finance and inspection) in public organizations, political institutions, private sector and non-profit establishments. X
6 Having different views for issues, facts and cases, having capacity of proposing solutions, and preparing program and decision drafts. X
7 Following theoretical and practical developments in the fields of administration, law, politics, urbanization and environmental issues at national and international levels. X
8 Following technologies of informatics, fundamental computer programs, information systems on administration and management field, and using them effectively. X
9 Compatible for team work, having ability of taking initiative, open for innovative ideas and analytical thought. X
10 Using Turkish properly, expressing himself/herself accurately and has ability of empathy. X
11 Know at least one foreign occupational language. X
12 Awareness of professional and scientific ethical codes. X
13 X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 30
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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 12 12
Final examination 1 14 14
Total Workload 126
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.04
dersAKTSKredisi 5