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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. YEŞİM KOÇYİĞİT
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
To explain the basic concepts and theories associated with the field of business administration
4

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To relate concepts and cases in the field of business administration
4
2
To make scientific and interdisciplinary research about the cases in the field
5

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To draw conceptual and theoretical connections between past and present business cases and to make forecasts for the future
5

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To make literature review for analyzing cases in the field of Business Administration and to use this information for personal studies.
5
2
To use the latest technology for making descriptive and exploratory research and to use this information for personal studies.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
4
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To analyze data and findings in the field of Business Administration with respect to cause-effect relations and critical perspective.
4
2
To identify gaps in the theory and practice of Business Administration and to offer solutions for each.
5
3
To develop ideas as to how to use the information related to the field of Business Administration in professional life.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To convey information related with the field of Business Administration by using effective presentation and communication techniques
4
2
To use field-specific information for creation of various projects, activities and social responsibility programmes.
4
3
To conduct literature review, follow the recent developments and produce written and oral works in a foreign language
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To respect social, cultural, scientific and ethical norms and values in the processing and dissemination of data.
5
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.
4

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