Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
190301503100RESEARCH METHODSCompulsory235
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to inform students about the necessary methods in research processes such as reading, note-taking, and text interpretation; to teach students important research methods such as accessing information using the internet, creating a bibliography, taking notes, avoiding plagiarism, and planning.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Didem ERDEL
Learning Outcomes
1At the end of the course, students can determine the method of their research.
2At the end of the course, students can determine the method of their research.
3At the end of the course, students can collect data and evaluate the results while doing research.
4At the end of the course, students can collect data and evaluate the results while doing research.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Teaching concepts related to science, scientific research process and scientific activities to be carried out in this process, methods of turning scientific studies into projects, theses and articles.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Basic concepts of scientific research
2Scientific research preparation process
3Scientific research methods
4Literature review, use of library and related databases in scientific research
5quantitative research models in scientific research
6qualitative research models in scientific research
7Data collection, evaluation and related statistical methods
8midterm exam
9Findings, Conclusion and Suggestions in Scientific Research
10Citation, references and related tools in science research
11Publication ethics concept and related principles
12sample article review
13sample thesis review general evaluation
Recommended or Required Reading
"How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper" ROBERT A. DAY , Niyazi KARASAR, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2011. ‐
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Makeup Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Question-Answer14114
Writing Paper12020
Criticising Paper4520
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading414
Homework14114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)149
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