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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS116 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS 1 3 3 4

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. BUKET ALKAN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: At the end of this course, students will be able to apply the basic principles that will enable them to conduct academic research in international scientific standards in the field of social sciences and to choose the right data collection and analysis methods in accordance with the subject of the research.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; research on the basic concepts of the philosophy and methodology of science in social sciences, comparing the data types in various respects, exemplifying the methods of data collection and analysis in social sciences, as well as effective use of academic resources and the ability to transfer research results correctly.

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

Know the research methods and basic principles of scientific research.
Discuss the basic concepts and problems of scientific method and research process.
Decides which subject he / she should handle with a research method.
Apply the spelling format required to present scientific research proposal in academic context and publish the results obtained.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading: Walliman, chapters 3 and 5 Scientific Method and Philosophy of Science Narration, discussion
2 Reading: Walliman, chapter 2 Scientific Research Process Narration, discussion
3 Reading: Corbetta, chapter 1 Conceptual Framework of Research: Theory, Model, Hypothesis, Variable and Operationalization Narration, discussion
4 Reading: Walliman, chapter 6 Qualitative and Qualitative Research Narration, discussion
5 Reading: Walliman, chapter 6 Data types: qualitative- quantitative Narration, discussion
6 Reading: Walliman, chapter 7 Gathering the Secondary Data Narration, discussion
7 Reading: Walliman, chapter 7 Analysis of the Secondary Data Narration, discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading: Corbetta, chapter 8 Gathering the Primary Data: Sampling Narration, discussion
10 Reading: Corbetta, chapter 5 Gathering the Primary Data: Questionnaire Narration, discussion
11 Reading: Corbetta, chapter 9 Gathering the Primary Data: Participatory observation Narration, discussion
12 Reading: Corbetta, chapter 10 Gathering the Primary Data: Interview Narration, discussion
13 Reading: Walliman, chapters 9 and 10 Analysis of the Primary Data Narration, discussion
14 Reading: Walliman, chapter 11 Research proposal and article writing techniques Narration, discussion
15 Reading: Walliman, chapter 4 Research ethics Narration, discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Corbetta, P., (2003), Social research: theory, methods and techniques, Sage: London
Walliman, N., (2011), Research methods: the basics. Routledge: London & New York

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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
0
2
List the main features of communication in items.
0
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
3
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
4
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
3
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.
2

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
0
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.
2

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 13 1 13
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 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 5 3 15
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 7 4 28
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 100
Total Workload of the Course Unit 100
Workload (h) / 25.5 3,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0