Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102065362002Agricultural Production FunctionsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to enable the students to learn obtaining various production functions and to provide them with the skills for interpreting these functions
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Bülent MİRAN, Prof.Dr. Şule IŞIN
Learning Outcomes
1Becoming able to interpret technical researches economically
2Becoming able to use mathematical technics for determining factor-product relationships
3Becoming able to collect and to interpret the data related to factor-product relationships
4Comprehending factor-product relationships
5The ability to guide farmers about effective use of resources
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Concept of production function Collection and analysing data used for estimating production functions Types of production functions and selection of the best fit function Economic interpretations
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of the course
2Basis of the production economics
3Factor-product relationships
4Data collecting for factor-product relationships
5Defining production function, application areas, classical production function, basic concepts
6Types of production functions
7Selection of appropriate function
8Midterm exam
9Physical production function applications in crop production
10Physical production function applications in crop production
11Physical production function applications in animal production
12Physical production function applications in animal production
13Economic interpretations
14Economic interpretations
15Economic interpretations
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Doll, J.P., Orazem, F., “Production Economics, Theory with Applications”, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons Inc., (1984) Debertin, D.L., “Agricultural Production Economics”, Macmillan Inc., (1986) Dillon, J.L., Anderson, J.R., “The Analysis of Response in Crop and Livestock Production”, Pergamon Press, (1990
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
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 Examination133
Quiz313
Attending Lectures14342
Field Work12525
Report Preparation14040
Self Study12560
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Individual Study for Quiz326
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)226
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO5 555          
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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