Information Package / Course Catalogue
Scientific Research Methods
Course Code: VFZ538
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
Objectives of the Course

To design experiment and material based on animal welfare and animal rights in biological research

Course Content

Biomedical research: basic, practical and clinical research, the models that are used in biomedical research: animal models and alternative methods; design in biomedical research, sample size, power analyszing and testing methods of the power, experimental research, animal welfare and animal rights

Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Cengiz ÜNSAL
Learning Outcomes
1.To gain ability access to information and to prepare research format in biological research
2.Before the study, the prediction of problems which can be encountered
3.To able to categorize the data obtained from research
4.To able to evaluate the data obtained from research
5.To have knowledge about alternative methods in biological researches
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Hau J., Van Hoosier, Jr. G.L. (2003). Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science 2nd Ed. Volume II Animal Models. CRC Press
2. Monamy V. (2009). Animal Experimentation. A Guide to the Issues, Second Edition. Cambridge University Press
3.Brown H., Prescott R. (2006). Applied Mixed Models in Medicine 2nd Ed. JohnWiley & Sons Ltd
4.Marczyk G., David DeMatteo D., Festinger D. (2005). Essentials of Research Design and Methodology. JohnWiley & Sons Ltd
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Definition of scientific research
Week 2 - Theoretical
To access to information, resources of science and scientific information
Week 3 - Theoretical
The aim of research
Week 4 - Theoretical
Experimental Design
Week 5 - Theoretical
Sample size in scientific study
Week 6 - Theoretical
Week 7 - Theoretical
Problem Description and Solving
Week 8 - Theoretical
Week 9 - Theoretical
Independent and dependent variables
Week 10 - Theoretical
Data collection
Week 11 - Theoretical
The decision of statistical analysis
Week 12 - Theoretical
Animal models in experimental studies
Week 13 - Theoretical
İn vivo, in situ, in vitro and ex vivo studies
Week 14 - Theoretical
Alternative methods
Week 15 - Theoretical
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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