Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1302006932017RESEARCH METHODSCompulsory355
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
• To acquaint students with quantitative research methods.. • To develop competencies in evaluation of research need . • To develop competencies in identification of research problem and development of hypothesis, data collection and analysis based on hypothetical-deductive method.
Name of Lecturer(s)
PROF. DR. AYLA ÖZHAN DEDEOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1To acquaint students with quantitative research methods
2To develop competencies in evaluation of research need
3To develop competencies in identification of research problem and development of hypothesis, data collection and analysis based on hypothetical-deductive method
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The aim of this course is to acquaint students with quantitative research methods. After introduction, the topics of identification of research problem, development of theoretical framework, development of hypothesis, data collection and analysis will be addressed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1 Introduction to Research Methods
2 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
3Hypothetical-Deductive Method
4Identification of Variables
5Theoretical Framework- Modelling
6Development of Hypothesis
7 Measurement and Scaling
8 Mid-term Exam
9Questionnaire and Form Design
10 Data Collection
11Data Preparation
12Data Analysis: Frequency Distribution
13Data Analysis: Cross-Tabulations
14Data Analysis: Hypothesis Testing
15Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Sekaran, Uma; Research Methods For Business: A Skill-Building Approach, 3rd ed., Wiley Inc, New York, 2000. Malhotra & Peterson (2006), Basic Marketing Research , 22/E, Prentice Hall:USA. Patton, M.Q.; Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods, 2nd Ed., Sape Pub., London, 1990. For preparing project reading periodicals is strongly recommended.
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 Sınavı1100
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 Lectures16348
Project Preparation6212
Project Presentation3927
Individual Study for Homework Problems155
Individual Study for Mid term Examination10110
Individual Study for Final Examination20240
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)146
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
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9
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10
LO15 5 5 5 5 
LO2   5   4  
LO3          
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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