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PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND METHODOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBE520 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND METHODOLOGY 1 3 3 6

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
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.Dr. HABİBE GÜNGÖR
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The content of this course consists of research ethics and research methods.It is designed as a datadriven applied statistics course, focusing on the twin subjects of regression and multivariate data analysis. This course emphasizes applications to the analysis of business data and makes extensive use of computer statistical packages.
Contents of the Course Unit: Providing students with knowledge in research methods, empirical research design and application and data analysis.

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

will be able to explain expert knowledge on empirical research design,
will be able to design and conduct empirical research.
will be able to describe the importance of ethics in research
will be able to define subjects of research ethics

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Science and Features Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
2 - Basic Concepts Related to Science Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
3 - Measurement, Validity, Reliability Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
4 - Types of Scientific Research Methods Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
5 - Detection and identification of the problem Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
6 - Assumption, Sample Selection Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
7 - Experimental and Non-Experimental Research Designs Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 - Research Method Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
10 - Research Method Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
11 - Qualitative Research Methods Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
12 - Ethics and Research Ethics Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
13 - Scientific Writing, Scientific Publication Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
14 - Writing An Article Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
15 - Thesis Writing, Preparing Poster Lecture, question and answer, discussion, brain storming, case study
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Engin Yıldırım ve diğerleri, Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri: SPSS Uygulamalı. Adapazarı: Sakarya Kitabevi, 2001. (ISBN 9758644009)

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

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
4
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.
5
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

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 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 14 3 42
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 14 2 28
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 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 28 28
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 12 12
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 46 0 154
Total Workload of the Course Unit 154
Workload (h) / 25.5 6
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0