Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703003112014RESEARCH METHODS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHYCompulsory353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To be able to plan and implement research in the field of human geography and to learn how to write reports by making method experiments.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. GÖZDE EMEKLİ
Learning Outcomes
1Importance of geography and research topics
2To learnd how to do scientific research
3To create research design and to write report
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Relationship between tourism and geography Development and distribution of tourism New tourism types and approaches
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition and subjects of human geographyLecturing
2Principles and traditions of geographyLecturing
3Research methodsLecturing
4Forming a hypothesis in academic workLecturing
5Steps in a geographical research.Lecturing
6Definition of research question What is a geographical question? What is a geographical phenomenon? Lecturing
7Designing a researchProject presentation
8Mid-term examWriting exam
9Conceptual framework in research, creating literatureLecturing
10Data collection and evaluation techniques in researchLecturing
11Definition and classification of the data sourcesLecturing
12Field observations: Qualitative and quantitative measurement, theoretical work.Lecturing
13Field work in geography: Observation, photographing, recording, interview forms, questionnaire application Lecturing
14Assessment of questionnaires and interview forms.Lecturing
15Writing a final report of a researchLecturing
16final ExamWritnig exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Babbie, Earl (1998), The Practice of Social Research, Eigth Edition, Wadsworth Pub, Belmont. Durgun, M. Sezai (1996), Sosyal Bilimlerde İstatistik Yöntemleri, Baki Kitap ve Yayınevi, Adana. Kayan, İ., 2000. ‘Türkiye Üniversitelerinde Coğrafya Eğitimi’, Ege Coğrafya Dergisi, 11, 7-21, Özçağlar, A., 2003. Coğrafyaya Giriş-Sistematik, Kavramlar Yöntemler, Hilmi Usta Matbaacılık, Ankara. Özgüç, N., Tümertekin, E., 2000. Coğrafya (Geçmiş kavramlar, coğrafyacılar), Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul. Tunçel, H., 2001. ‘Coğrafya Çalışmalarında Konu Seçimi’, Fırat Üniv. Sosyal Bil. Dergisi,11, (1), 87-96, Fırat Üniv. Yay., Elazığ. Tümertekin, E., Özgüç, N., 1997, Beşeri Coğrafyada İnsan Kültür Mekan, Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul. Tonta, Yaşar (1999), “Bilimsel Araştırmalarda İstatistik Tekniklerin Kullanımı ve Bulguların Sunumu Üzerine.” Türk Kütüphaneciliği, Cilt:13, Sayı:2, (Haziran),
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination144
Attending Lectures14114
Criticising Paper2816
Individual Study for Homework Problems11010
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading16116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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