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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 Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. LOKMAN KANTAR
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. ÖZGE TURHAN

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
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
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 basic concepts related with banking, insurance and finance.
0
2
Relates the theoretical and practical knowledge in the field to economics, business, law, statistics, accounting and marketing
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate banking and insurance applications to financial theories, mathematical and statistical methods.
0
2
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the planning and implementation process in banking and insurance transactions.
0
2
Provide solutions for the problems encountered in banking and insurance transactions.
0

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of banking and insurance transactions.
0
2
By analyzing economic data accurately, manage savings and portfolio investments to minimize financial risks.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
He/She works as a leader or a team member in a teamwork from the planning of the banking transactions to the implementation and performs the task assigned to them within the team.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Gain the basic knowledge necessary for the planning process of banking and insurance activities and human resources performance management.
0
2
Use the computer programs related with field in banking and insurance transactions.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Cooperate to bring innovative ideas to the stakeholders in the sector using banking insurance-related databases, information and communication technologies.
1
2
Research on scientific, sectoral developments and innovations related to the field with lifelong learning as a principle.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze financial data related to his / her field.
0
2
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by taking into account his legal, social and ethical responsibilities.
3

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