Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708003022016METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY-IICompulsory365
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 meaning and 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.
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
2The connection of Pozitivism and sociology To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
3Positivist sociology, and A. Comte's understanding of method.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
4Positivist sociology, and Durkheim's understanding of method.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
5Logical positivism and the basic principles of logical positivism.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
6Karl Popper and Falsificationism PolicyTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
7The basis of History / Culture sciences of 19. century and diferences of historical-natural phenomenonTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
8Midterms
9G. Vico, J.G. Herder and the German School of HistoryTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
10W. Dilthey , M. Weber and concept of meaning, Meaning& hermeneutics tradition in interpretive paradigm.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
11The natural science basis of interpretive paradigm and changing assumptions in the natural sciencesTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
12Interpretive paradigm in SociologyTo illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
13Epistemological and ontological assumptions of the positivist & Interpretive paradigms.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
14Dialectical method.To illustrate the theoretical explanation and discussion
15Feminist method.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
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
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 Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Question-Answer5210
Report Preparation11515
Report Presentation236
Project Preparation11515
Project Presentation236
Criticising Paper5525
Reading5525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
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