Information Package / Course Catalogue
Qualitative Research Techniques
Course Code: EPÖ516
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

At the end of this course students will be able to offer a scientific research design in accordance with qualitative research techniques execution, conclude, report.

Course Content

The transformation of paradigm in social sciences Comparison of quantitative and qualitative research methods Qualitative research designs: Ethnography, Phenomenology, grounded theory, action research, case study. Qualitative data collection techniques: Interviews, observation, document analysis Ethics measures Validity and reliability of supply routes Types of qualitative data analysis Qualitative analysis of peer-reviewed journals and publishes research articles in Survey design, proposal preparation, realization, reporting according to data and presentation

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Ruken AKAR VURAL
Learning Outcomes
1.The knowledge of meaning of key concepts related to qualitative research techniques.
2.To be able to interpret the exchange of research tradition in terms of positivism and the post positivist paradigms.
3.To be able to describe the transformation of the scientific research tradition with paradigms change.
4.To be able to understand the location and the importance of scientific research in the tradition of qualitative research
5.To be able to compare qualitative and quantitative research techniques based on certain criteria.
6.To be able to describe the properties of qualitative research patterns.
7.To be able to discuss the role of the researcher in the qualitative research
8.To be able to understand in qualitative research the principles and the types of sample selection.
9.To be able to understand the basic principles of qualitative research methods
10.To be able to sort ethical measures in qualitative study .
11.To be able to apply an appropriate qualitative research techniques on a sample
12.To be able to understand the ways of ensuring the validity and reliability of vehicles used in qualitative research
13.To be able to gather qualitative data analysis
14.To be able to report a research carried out in the qualititive drawing
15.To enjoy to read qualititive researches
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Campoy, R. (2005). Case Study Analysis in the Classroom, Sage Publications.
2.Flick, U. (2002). An Introduction to Qualitative Research, Cromwell Pres Limited.
3.Hatch, J. A. (2002). Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings. State University of New York Press.
4.Kümbetoğlu, B. (2005). Sosyolojide ve Antropolojide Niteliksel Yöntem ve Araştırma, Bağlam.
5.Maxwell, A. J. (1996). Qualitative Research Design, Sage Publications.
6.May, T. (2002). Qualitative Research in Action, Sage Publications.
7.Silverman, D. (1993). Interpreting Qualitative Data, Sage Publication.
8.Şimşek, H.; Yıldırım, A. (1999). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayıncılık.
9.Weinberg, D. (2002). Qualitative Research Methods, Blackwell Publications Ltd.
10.Kuş, E. (2003). Nicel-nitel araştırma teknikleri. Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık.
11.Saillard, E. K. (2009). Nicel-nitel araştırma teknikleri: sosyal bilimlerde araştırma teknikleri nicel mi? nitel mi?. Anı Yayıncılık.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to the course: General principles, the importance of the course, students should be aware of the target, content, process, and explaining the roles of the student and player reviews
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Hatch, J. A. (2002). Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings. State University of ew York Press.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Historical origin of the qualitative and quantitative research paradigm
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Şimşek, H.; Yıldırım, A. (1999). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayıncılık.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Qualitative research approach: properties, basic principles, the role of the researcher
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Flick, U. (2002). An Introduction to Qualitative Research, Cromwell Pres Limited.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Qualitative research approach: providing methods of generalization issue, validity and reliability
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Hatch, J. A. (2002). Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings. State University of ew York Press.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Research Ethics research ethics in General and qualitative
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Hatch, J. A. (2002). Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings. State University of ew York Press.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Ethnographical and phenomenology
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Kümbetoğlu, B. (2005). Sosyolojide ve Antropolojide Niteliksel Yöntem ve Araştırma, Bağlam.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Grounded Theory and case study
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Şimşek, H.; Yıldırım, A. (1999). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayıncılık.
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Qualitative field work preparation
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Şimşek, H.; Yıldırım, A. (1999). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayıncılık.
Week 10 - Theoretical
As a technical interview: properties, types, principles
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Hatch, J. A. (2002). Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings. State University of ew York Press.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Field study: conversation
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Şimşek, H.; Yıldırım, A. (1999). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayıncılık.
Week 12 - Theoretical
As a technical observation: properties, types, principles
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Şimşek, H.; Yıldırım, A. (1999). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayıncılık.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Field study: observation
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Şimşek, H.; Yıldırım, A. (1999). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayıncılık.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Technically, the document analysis: examples
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Şimşek, H.; Yıldırım, A. (1999). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Seçkin Yayıncılık.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Qualitative survey reporting according to data analysis, and presentation
Week 15 - Preparation Work
May, T. (2002). Qualitative Research in Action, Sage Publications.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%20
Final Examination1%30
Assignment3%30
Land Work3%20
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141356
Assignment35324
Land Work30515
Reading40520
Midterm Examination1527
Final Examination1639
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)131
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