Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703003272014METHODS OF DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSISElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of that course is students learn the basic techniques on demographical analysis within geographical context with sample applications related to human geography
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Arife KARADAĞ
Learning Outcomes
1Data types and analysis methods using in population and demographic studies are targeted to be learn.
2Perception of all methods used in calculations population growth rate and other demographic components; efficiency to apply them and to recommend in socio-economic and political base.
3To get efficiency to make socio-economic and demographic evaluations via life table.
4To establish connections between geography and emigration statistics and all other information relating to it.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Data collection technics, analysis and mapping methods; Population growth rate; Birthrate and mortality; Life Table; Population distribution to age and gender: Population pyramids; Marriages-Divorcement statistics, first marriage age; Population density and distribution-mapping; Migration statistics and migration mapping
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, general knowledge about the course and proposal for sources. Delineation of term work load, methods and provinces those will be used at the course for demographic analysis.Statement
2Data collection techniques, censuses and population registrations- error prevent and analysis methodsStatement
3Population growth rate IStatement and application
4Population growth rate II (Used in social sciences) Statement and application
5Example application IQuiz
6Absolute growth rate, annual growth rate, rural and urban population calculations, 100 indexed growth rate calculationStatement and application
7Demographic analyses I (general gender rate, median age, general fertility rate, age and gender distribution of population, population pyramids and analysis)Statement and application
8Term exam
9Mortality statistics, analyses relating to infancy and baby deaths, suicide statistics.Statement and application
10Life table: importance and analysis methodsStatement and application
11Example application IIQuiz
12Demographic analyses relating to economic profile of population (employable population, age dependency rate, employment statistics, sectoral distribution of employed population, calculation of unemployment) Statement and application
13Marital status, marriage-divorce statistics, calculation of first marriage age, its importance in demographic analysesStatement and application
14Population density: demographic analysis and mapping (urban-rural population rates, arithmetic, physiological, agricultural and simple population density etc…)Homework presentation and debate
15Migration statistics and preparation of migration maps (permanent dwelling according to birthplace and other criterias. Statement and application
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Source books: PRESTON H. S.- HEUVELINE P.- GUILLOT M, 2001, Demography-Mesasuring and Modelling Population Processes, Blackwell Publ., London. TÜMERTEKİN E.- ÖZGÜÇ N., 1998, Beşeri Coğrafya –İnsan Kültür- Mekan, Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul. GÜRTAN Kenan, 1969, Demografik Analiz Yöntemleri, İ.Ü. Yay. 1479, İstanbul. Other references: MENDENHALL - OTT.,1990, Understanding Statistics, PWS-KENT Publ., Boston. BAŞOL Koray, 1989, Demografi, İhlas Matbaacılık, İzmir. D.İ.E., 2003, Türkiye İstatistikleri, Ankara. TÜİK, 2008, Türkiye İstatistikleri, Ankara.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Practice14228
Seminar12020
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading21020
Report2714
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)116
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2 454  4555 4 
LO35 5434 5 454 
LO434  4 545 544
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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