Information Package / Course Catalogue
Research Methods
Course Code: REH105
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 3
Objectives of the Course

In this course, it is aimed that postgraduate students become acquainted with scientific research types and processes.

Course Content

Key features of scientific research, importance of theory in research and especially the problems which are experienced within the studies of tourism field will be handled. Strenghts and weaknesses of quantitative and qualitative research methods will be discussed.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Abdullah TANRISEVDİ
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to define research ethics,
2.To be able to question the relationship of tourism with other diciplines,
3.To be able to recognize the general concepts and terms about research,
4.To be able to define the method, the process and the strategies of research
5.To be able to identify measurements tools,
6.To be able to comprehend the issues of reliability and validity in the research,
7.To be able to analyze the fundamental points in the course of sampling,
8.To be able to obtain general knowledge about questionnaire form.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Yüksel, A. Yüksel F.(2004) Turizmde Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Turhan Kitapevi, Ankara.
2.Böke,K. (2009)Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Alfa Yayınları, İstanbul.
3.Vaus, D.A.(1996)Surveys in Social Research , Allen and Unwin Pity Ltd., Australia.
4.Denzin, N.K.(1978)The Research Act, 2.nd ed., Mc Graw Hill, Newyork.
5.Patton,M.Q.(2002)Qualitative evaluation and research methods(3.ed.), Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications, London.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
What is ethic? What is ethic in the research? How is it carried out?
Week 2 - Theoretical
Introduction to scientific method and basic concepts
Week 3 - Theoretical
Methodical approach in research
Week 4 - Theoretical
Phases of research methods, method, strategies
Week 5 - Theoretical
Reliability in research
Week 6 - Theoretical
Validity in research
Week 7 - Theoretical
The basic concepts of sampling theorem, factors requiring sampling
Week 8 - Theoretical
Survey method, general sturucture of survey method, types
Week 9 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term Exam
Week 10 - Theoretical
Survey method, general sturucture of survey method, types
Week 11 - Theoretical
Investigating in-depth interview
Week 12 - Theoretical
Investigating observation technique
Week 13 - Theoretical
Etnography
Week 14 - Theoretical
Making research report
Week 15 - Theoretical
Academic staff will state which topics should be reviewed before the lesson. General review will be done and deficiencies will be made up.
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141356
Assignment2408
Midterm Examination1415
Final Examination1516
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)75
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