Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
İST303RESEARCH METHODSCompulsory356
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To inform students about basic of scientific research and sampling methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Hayal BOYACIOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1Knowing the general concepts related to scientific research
2Learning data collection methods
3Knowing the scale level
4Having the knowledge of validitiy and reliability
5Knowing the probability sampling method
6Knowing the nonprobability sampling method
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General concepts related to scientific research, Data collection methods, Measurement and scale level, Probability sampling method, Nonprobability sampling method
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General Concepts Related to Scientific Research
2The Scientific Research Process: Research Problem, Literature Review, Hypotheses
3The Scientific Research Process: Research Problem, Literature Review, Hypotheses
4Data Collection Methods: Survey, Observation, Interview
5Data Collection Methods: Survey, Observation, Interview
6Measurement and Scaling
7Measurement and Scaling
8Valdity and Reliability
9Midterm Exam
10Full-enumeration and Sampling
11Probability Sampling Methods: Random Sampling, Stratified Sampling, Systematic Sampling, Cluster Sampling
12Probability Sampling Methods: Random Sampling, Stratified Sampling, Systematic Sampling, Cluster Sampling
13Nonprobability Sampling Methods: Quota Sampling, Area Sampling, Snowball Sampling
14Nonprobability Sampling Methods: Quota Sampling, Area Sampling, Snowball Sampling
15Preparing a Scientific Research Report
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Altunışık R, ,Çoşkun R, Bayraktaroğlu S, Yıldırım E (2007), Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Sakarya Yayıncılık Özdemir Y., Şahin Tekin S.T., Esin A. A., (2015), Çözümlü Örneklerle Örnekleme Yöntemlerine Giriş ,Araştırma Türleri – Örnekleme Yöntemleri – Örnekleme Dağılımı, Şeçkin Yayıncılık Gürbüz S, Şahin F,(2013), Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Felsefe-Yöntem-Analiz, Şeçkin Yayıncılık. Şenol, Ş. (2012), Araştırma Yöntemleri ve Örneklemeye Giriş,, Nobel Yayın,
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14456
Self Study8540
Individual Study for Mid term Examination8540
Individual Study for Final Examination8540
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
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