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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
LEE591 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS 1 3 3 6

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : MASTER'S DEGREE, TYY: + 7.Level, EQF-LLL: 7.Level, QF-EHEA: Second Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof. ERCAN AYKUT
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit
Course Prerequisite No

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: To teach students the basic principles that will enable them to carry out academic research in their field at international scientific standards. To ensure that students can choose the right data collection and analysis methods in accordance with the research topic. To ensure that students have the skills and competence to conduct research by using scientific research methods and observing ethical values. To provide students with the ability to write scientific articles and thesis.
Contents of the Course Unit: Researching the basic concepts of philosophy and methodology of science, comparing data types from various perspectives, exemplifying data collection and analysis methods. Ensures that the skills of using academic resources effectively and transferring research results correctly are acquired. The relationship between science, theory and research, and how the processes related to the design and realization of scientific research and its reporting are carried out are emphasized. The writing of scientific articles and thesis and the ethical rules to be followed during this process are discussed.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

The student knows research methods and the basic principles of scientific research. The student discusses the basic concepts and problems of scientific method and research process. The student decides which subject to deal with which research method. The student applies the necessary writing format to present a scientific research proposal and publish the results obtained in an academic context. The student compares quantitative and qualitative research methods. The student explains the importance of ethics in research.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Basic Concepts: Science, Philosophy of Scientific Research -
2 - Introduction to Research Methods, Overview of Academic Literature -
3 - Thesis Writing Rules -
4 - Scientific Research Processes: Determining the Research Topic, Defining the Research Problem -
5 - Determining the Method and Model of the Research -
6 - Determination of the Research Population and Sample, Hypotheses and Aims -
7 - Scientific Data Collection: Literature Review -
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 - Data Collection Methods and Tools -
10 - Methods and Tools Used in Qualitative Data -
11 - Methods and Tools Used in Quantitative Data -
12 - Analysis of Data -
13 - Reporting of the Research: In-text and Ending Display of References, Summary, Tables and Figures -
14 - Ethical Theories in Scientific Research, Publication Ethics -
15 - Ethical Theories in Scientific Research, Publication Ethics -
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Karasar, N. (2021). Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi Kavramlar İlkeler Teknikler. Ankara: Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık. Tan, W. (2017). Research Methods A Practical Guide for Students and Researchers. Second Edition, World Scientific. Walliman, N. (2021). Research Methods The Basics. 3rd Edition, Routledge. Almutairi, A. O. (2017). Scientific Research Methods. International Institute for Science, Technology & Education.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 0 0 0
Preliminary & Further Study 0 0 0
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Final Exam 0 0 0
Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 0 0 0
Total Workload of the Course Unit 0
Workload (h) / 25.5 0
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 0,0