Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
801003772016RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCESCompulsory357
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
It is aimed to teach the using the qualitative and quantative research methods and techniques and reporting the results of researches for students of communication faculty. These skills are important for their specialized career knowledge.The students will be able to form accumulation about writing news, making news programmes, making documantary films etc. Moreever students will be able to inquire into basic researches for objective criterias of the researches.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nimet Önür
Learning Outcomes
1to acquire an objective thinking and attutitude on different communication areas
2to get accurate information when the students need to reach the original source of information.
3To testing and avaluate “correct and incorrect” the obtained information
4To obtain skill of accessing to objective information in the text..
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Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The basis of theorical background which will be formed for social researches, qualitative and quantitative research planning, sampling theory, data collection, measurement and evaluation, report writing.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Philosophy of science and history of social science researches and it’s importance
2Theory-methodology, hypotheses and assumptions
3Research techniques, experiment, observation, questionnaires, interviews, etc..
4research design and types of research
5Studies of quantitative and qualitative research in communication and differences areas and it’s importance
6Quantitative and qualitative sampling methods
7Examples of quantitative research and evaluation of researches, preparation of research projects
8Qualitative research and techniques data collection and sampling
9Araştırma raporunun yazılması
10Vize sınavı.
11Qualitative research design: phenomenological approaches, ethnography, embedded (grounded theory), case studies
12Evaluation and interpretation techniques of qualitative research
13Examples of content analysis and it’s interpretation
14Combination of quantitative and qualitative research, where the major research projects and activities, design of research projects
15Final exam
16
Recommended or Required Reading
Sarantagos,S. (1998); Social Research, Mac Millan Press, London. Aziz , A. (2008) Social Researches and Techniques in social sciences,Nobel Publications, İstanbul, Balcı,A. Techniques and Principles of Research Methods in Social Sciences, Pegam Academy Published, Ankara.
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 Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Project Design/Management13030
Self Study6742
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12929
Individual Study for Final Examination12929
Reading4936
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)210
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