Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9202045432015Scientific Research MethodsCompulsory118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To develop scientific attitude by having the students gain research systematicity and scientific approach: and to have students gain the ağabeylity of using, applying and interpreting in research by informing the students about research methods and techniques.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Tuncay Öğretmen
Learning Outcomes
1Students will be able to write problem and the problem statement.
2Students will know the features of scientific information.
3Students will be able to distinguish data, data types and their features.
4Students will be able to recognize the rules of scientific ethics.
5Students will be able to explain the relationship between science and philosophy.
6Students will know the research models, patterns and features.
7Students will be able to explain the universe, universe of the study, sampling, sampling types and the features of the subjects (participants) and the cases they are used.
8Students will be able to write a proposal.
9Students will be able to comprehend the importance of scientific research.
10Students will be able to get the information about semantics of basic term concepts related to Scientific reasearch methods.
11Students will be eager to apply the stages of scientific method.
12Students will be able to review the related literature and write report about it.
13Students will be able to anlayze the parts of scientific studies.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Relationship between Science and Philosophy * Scientific Methods * Research and Research Models. * Processes and stages of research * Research Models * Universe- Sample * Data and Types of Data * Methods of Analayzing Data * Writing reports and APA standards
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Description of the course: Content, necessity, importance, forming the expectations, explaining the criteria of process and evaluation. A general view to science and scientific research methods.
2Definition of science, its functions, information and types of it, relationship between science and philosophy
3Definition of Scientific Method, its stages, qualities and the basic assumptions it depends. Dialectical mesthod and its relationship with scientific metho.Deduction and induction.
4Descriptive studies: Reviewing, etnographic, historic and action studies.
5Research and publication ethics
6Correlational Studies and causal- Comparative Studies
7Experimental Studies: models with single subject.
8Experimental Studies: group based models.
9Features and the ways to write the research problem, statement of the problem, minor problems (alt problemler) and hypotheses.
10Features and ways to write assumptions and limitations, purpose and significance of the study.
11Population and the methods of taking samples from the population: sampli ng methods based on probability.
12Population and the methods of taking samples from the population: Sampling methods of out of possibility and determining the size of the sample.
13Data and types of data, types of scales, measurement error and validity, reliability, data gathering instruments.
14Methods of data analysis and corresponding to research designs.
15Process and stages of writing reports in research, and APA standards.
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Balcı, Ali. (2001). Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma. Ankara : PegemA Yayıncılık. Barzun, Jacques and Henri F. Graff. (2001). Modern Araştırmacı. Ankara : Tübitak Popüler Bilim Kitapları. Bogdan, R.C. and S.K. Biklen. (1992). Qualitative Research for Education. USA : Allyn and Bacon Bordens, Kenneth S. And Bruce B. Abbott. (2002). Research Design and Methods. USA : McGraw Hill. Büyüköztürk, Şener. (2001). Deneysel Desenler: Öntest-Sontest Kontrol Grubu Desen ve Veri Analizi. Ankara : PegemA Yayıncılık Büyüköztürk, Şener. (2003). Sosyal Bilimler İçin Veri Analizi El Kitabı. Ankara : PegemA Yayıncılık. Creswell, John W. (2003). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches. USA : Sage Pub. Day, Robert A. (1996). Bilimsel Bir Makale Nasıl Yazılır ve Yayımlanır? Ankara : TÜBİTAK yayınları. Ekiz, Durmuş. (2003). Eğitimde Araştırma Yöntem ve Metodlarına Giriş. Ankara : Anı Yayıncılık.. Fraenkel, Jack R. And Norman E. Wallen. (1996). How to Design, and Evaluate Research in Education. USA : Mc Graw Hill, Inc. Gökçe, Birsen. (1999). Toplumsal Bilimlerde Araştırma. Ankara : Savaş yayınevi. Hall, George M. (1998). Bilimsel Makale Yazımı. Çev: Hasan Doğruyol. Ankara : Nobel Yayıncılık. Judd, Charles M., Eliot R. Smith and Louise H. Kidder. (1991). Research Methods in Social Relations. Sixth Edition. USA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc. Kaptan, Saim. (1995). Bilimsel Araştırma ve İstatistik Metotları. Ankara. Karasar, Niyazi. (1994). Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi. Ankara: 3A Araştırma, Eğitim Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti. Kuş, Elif. (2003). Nitel – Nicel Araştırma Yöntemleri. Ankara : Anı Yayıncılık Marshall, Catherine and Gretchen Rossman. (1995). Designing Qualitative Research. USA : Sage. Pub. McQueen, Ron and Christina Knussen. (2002). Research Methods for Social Science. UK : Prentice Hall pub. Tavşancıl, Ezel ve Esra A. Aslan. (2001). Sözel, Yazılı ve Diğer Materyaller İçin İçerik Analizi ve Uygulama Örnekleri. İstanbul: Epsilon Yayınevi. Zechmeister, Eugene B. and John J. Shaughnessy. (1992). A Practical Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology. Mc Graw Hill, Inc
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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Problem Solving14114
Discussion14114
Question-Answer14114
Team/Group Work2510
Report Preparation2816
Report Presentation248
Criticising Paper4520
Self Study14456
Individual Study for Mid term Examination144
Individual Study for Final Examination166
Reading14228
Homework166
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)242
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