Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708003032016METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY-ICompulsory355
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course, is to provide to learning the historical / intellectual development of non-positivist and positivist paradigm of scientific method to students of sociology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Aylin Nazlı
Learning Outcomes
1Possessing the knowledge of main concepts of methodology
2Comprehending the historical and intellectual foundations of positivist and anti-positivist paradigms in methodology.
3Observing the changes in the scientific paradigms and the transformations of research traditions.
4Recognizing the meaning and significance of intellectual paradigms and understanding of method in the scientific research tradition.
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Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The emergence of conditions and qualifications non-positivist and positivist paradigms
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Course presentation, content and teaching-related descriptions. Acquaintance
2Explaining the concepts of method, methodology, technique and theory and relationships and differences with each other.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
3History of science and science in Ancient times.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
4Science in Medieval times.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
5Science in Modern times and RenaissanceTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
6The social and scientific causes and results of Renaissance and Reformation, To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
7The effect of Ancient Greek thoughtTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
8Midterms
9Precursors of the Enlightenment: R. DescartesTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
10F. Bacon and the understanding of scientific method.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
11Understanding of scientific knowledge of T. Hobbes, J. Locke and D. Hume To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
12I. Kant and the Enlightenment periodTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
13The natural science basis of Positivist paradigm: NewtonTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
14The concept of positivism, its content and contribution of Saint SimonTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
15The basic assumptions of positivist paradigm.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Bilim Tarihine Giriş, S. Tekeli, Nobel yay., 2001.,Sosyoloji Ve Metodoloji Yazıları, Nilgün Çelebi, Anı yay.,2004., Yöntemi Bulmak, Doğan Ergun, İmge ktb., 2006., Sosyoloji ve Tarih, Sosyolojide Yöntem Sorunu, Doğan Ergun, İmge ktb., 2005., Bilim, Felsefe ve Metodoloji, Şadi Can Saruhan, Ata Özdemirci, Alkım yay.,2005., Sosyolojik Metodun Kuralları, E. Durkheim, Sosyal yay., Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma “Yöntemleri”, Ali Yıldırım, Hasan Şimşek, Seçkin yay. 2000., Evrenselcilik Mitosu ve Sosyal Bilimler, Sosyal Bilimleri Yeniden Düşünmek, Metis yay., Diyalektiğin Dansı, B. Ollman, Yordam yay., 2006., Weber’in Metodolojisi, F. Ringer, Doğu-batı yay., 2006., Kültür Bilimleri ve Kültür Felsfesi, D. Özlem, Inkilap yay.,2000. , Kadın araştırmalarında Yöntem, S. Çakır& N. Akgökçe, Sel yay., 1995.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination155
Final Examination155
Makeup Examination155
Attending Lectures14228
Discussion14228
Question-Answer14228
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination2510
Individual Study for Final Examination2510
Reading14114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)147
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