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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. ESRA SAVAŞ
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
S/he is in possession of knowledge on interview methods for psychological counseling and/or psychological support.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
S/he follows the current developments about his/her area of expertise and gains the ability to use the knowledge s/he obtained in the field.
2
S/he develops his knowledge at a level of expertise; defines, analyzes and interprets the basic concepts concerning the field based on the undergraduate program competencies.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
S/he follows the current developments about his/her area of expertise and gains the ability to use the knowledge s/he obtained in the field.
2
S/he can conduct literature review by effectively using information and data sources that were published in Turkish and other languages, can follow scientific works and use these for his/her studies.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
S/he can conduct literature review by effectively using information and data sources that were published in Turkish and other languages, can follow scientific works and use these for his/her studies.
2
S/he gains the competence to publish scholarly works based on the standards necessitated by the field education and scientific research methods.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
S/he undertakes responsibility to decide on works to be implemented about issues concerning the field of expertise that was not predicted.
2
S/he can transform works about his area of expertise into a project, can execute the project and complete it.
3
/he undertakes various roles and implements various tasks as the leader or a group member in teamwork.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
S/he follows the current developments about his/her area of expertise and gains the ability to use the knowledge s/he obtained in the field.
2
S/he views lifelong learning as his/her principle.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
S/he exhibits participatory awareness and sensitivity for social, cultural and individual differences within the context of human rights, universal values and ethical principles.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
S/he is in the possession of an academic infrastructure that is at a level to allow him/her to continue his/her studies at a PhD program.

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