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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 Assoc.Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA ULUÇAKAR
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
Define the concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Relate the principles and rules of political behavior, behavior and leadership in organizations.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the general structure, operation and public policy formation process of administration.
2
Explain at an advanced level the working of political processes, political systems as well as the actors in other major political and administrative systems.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Interpret current political and administrative developments and the functioning of the democratic system by using the knowledge of political science and public administration.
2
Relate professional knowledge of management, urbanization, environmental policies, politics and legal sciences to universal values.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Compare the administrative structures and country management models by using the theoretical knowledge in the field of political science and public.
2
Organize events between the public, private sector and voluntary organizations.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
By using the accumulation of knowledge in political science and public administration; manage project, event and social responsibility activities.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze existing structures with a critical approach based on universal legal norms and administrative structures.
2
Apply the written and unwritten legal rules and ethical codes in his / her personal and professional life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Improve himself/herself by following the political and administrative agenda and the written-oral work on the agenda.
2
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Taking advantage of the existing history and theoretical knowledge of the field; interpret and analyze current issues, events and problems.
2
Develop original plans and programs to guide the functioning of political and bureaucratic institutions.
3
Develop alternative public policy proposals in the construction and implementation of sustainable and effective public policies.
4
Design reform programs aimed at making and improving the functioning of political and administrative organizations.

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