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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 Live (Online)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. NAZAR BAL

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: In this course; the relationship between science, theory and research, The topics related to how the processes are carried out from the design and realization of a scientific research to its reporting are given.

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

1.Knows the relationship between science, theory and research
2. Performs a scientific research design.
3. Have knowledge, skills and competence to conduct research by applying scientific knowledge production processes.
4. It shares the produced scientific knowledge with the target public.
Evaluates the suitability of the information produced in the field of science in terms of the production processes of scientific knowledge, can explain its nominal value and have the competence to use research results of this field of working in their studies.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Science-Theory and Research presentation, discussion, question and answer
2 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Features of science presentation, discussion, question and answer
3 Reading relevant chapters of reference books The development of Scientific Research presentation, discussion, question and answer
4 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Research methods presentation, discussion, question and answer
5 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Research methods presentation, discussion, question and answer
6 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Research Design and Process presentation, discussion, question and answer
7 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Data collection in quantitative research presentation, discussion, question and answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Data collection in qualitative research presentation, discussion, question and answer
10 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Sampling techniques presentation, discussion, question and answer
11 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Preparing a questionary presentation, discussion, question and answer
12 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Data analysis presentation, discussion, question and answer
13 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Scientific writting (ödev,araştırma raporu,makale) presentation, discussion, question and answer
14 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Referencing in Scientific Research presentation, discussion, question and answer
15 Reading relevant chapters of reference books Research and Ethics presentation, discussion, question and answer
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
Hansen, Anders and his Friends ( 1998). Mass Communication Research Methods, New York.
Bilim Etiği Komitesi (2002). Bilimsel Araştırmada Etik Sorunlar, Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi Yayını, Ankara.
Day, Robert (1996). Bilimsel Bir Makale Nasıl Yazılır ve Yayımlanır? Çev. Gülay Aşkar Altay, TUBİTAK Yayını, Ankara.
Kozak, Metin (2018). Bilimsel Araştırma: Tasarım, Yazım ve Yayım Teknikleri, 4. Baskı, Detay Yayıncılık, Ankara.
Daşdemir, İsmet (2016). Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Nobel Yayını, Ankara.

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