Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201165622016Research Techniques and Ethics ( E)Compulsory122
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to inform students about the processes of thesis writing and to introduce them the several methods and techniques in writing, research and thesis.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Funda Civelelekoğlu
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to determine and recognize the dynamics of thesis writing process
2To be able to think critically and produce arguments
3To be able to recognize research methods and use them in different contexts
4To be able to organize the process of thesis writing and write a sample thesis proposal
5To be able to know and use different citation methods and use them
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Thesis writing and several dynamic of thesis writing Bibliography MLA, APA, etc. Research methods, techniques, etc.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the courseIntroduction
2The basic elements and dynamics of thesisDiscussion
3Sample thesis abstracts and process of critical and argumentative thinkingDiscussion
4Sections of the thesis: introduction, developmental sections, conclusion Works Cited and BibliographyDiscussion
5Sample theses: revision of sections of the thesisDiscussion
6Research Methods and Methodology: print, electronic, etc. Library research and using databasesDiscussion
7Various citation methods, processes of producing Bibliography and Works Cited lists.Discussion
8Midterm ExamMidterm Exam
9Process of thesis proposal writing: research and argumentDiscussion
10Process of thesis proposal writing: argument and sections of the thesisDiscussion
11Subject-matters of thesis proposals and sample thesesDiscussion
12MLA, Chicago Manual of Style and APADiscussion
13Sample theses and several steps revisedDiscussion
14Sample theses arguments and student presentationsDiscussion
15Sample theses arguments and student presentationsDiscussion
16Final ExamFinal Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
John Creswell, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures000
Discussion000
Project Preparation2510
Project Presentation111
Self Study14228
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)71
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO133 5 5455 5
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LO53  5 5555 5
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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