Information Package / Course Catalogue
Economic Research Techniques
Course Code: EKO502
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

To identify research methods which is the fundamental instrument of generating scientific information. To help students to complete their master studies successfully from the begining of how to identify the question and hypothesis and finalize with the report stage.

Course Content

Definiton of conception of research, relationship between research, science and philisophy, the ethic and ethical problems in scientific researchs. Main steps of research (identify the question, generate the hypotesis, draw up the research), main variable types, data gathering methods, sampling methods, main statistical and econometric methods used in agricultural economics, testing hypothesis, interpretation of evidences, report stage.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Able to identify science, science methods, scientific information and research methods and connection between all
2.Able to determine the questions worth to research, plan the process of research, prepare research as a project.
3. Able to define the variables of research and select the appropriate methods to collect the necessary data
4.Able to select appropriate statistical and econometric methods for research
5.Able to analyze, interpret and finalize the research and report.
Recommended or Required Reading
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The definition of research and the relationship between research, science and philosophy
Week 2 - Theoretical
Ethic and ethical problems scientific research
Week 3 - Theoretical
Defining the question of research and draw up the hypothesis
Week 4 - Theoretical
The main types of variables and their characteristics
Week 5 - Theoretical
Methods of data gathering, preparation for questionnaire
Week 6 - Theoretical
Sampling methods
Week 7 - Intermediate Exam
Revision of Midterm Exams
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Testing hypothesis
Week 10 - Theoretical
Interpretation of findings
Week 11 - Theoretical
Reporting and writing
Week 12 - Theoretical
Preparation of research proposal, project stage
Week 13 - Theoretical
Presentation of some econometric methods used in Economics
Week 14 - Theoretical
General Review
Week 15 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory153390
Midterm Examination110212
Final Examination120222
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)124
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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