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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 2 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 Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. OSMAN ERGÜVEN VATANDAŞ
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. SEZER CİHAN GÜNAYDIN

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
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
0
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
0
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
1
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
1
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
1
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.
2

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
1
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.
3

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
1
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
1
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
1
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
1
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
1
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
1
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
1
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.
1

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