Information Package / Course Catalogue
Scientific Research Techniques
Course Code: BSÖ552
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

The aim of the course is to introduce with main scientific research methods for graduate students, to provide, to experience preparing scientific research proposal, to implement appropriate research methods and to present statistical findings and conclusions in written format according to common scientific writing rules and publication ethics.

Course Content

Scientific research methods, process of scientific research, research questions and hypotheses, searching of literature, making a citation, publication ethics, ethical standards and legal limitations, data collection and analysis techniques, observation, interviewing, questionnaire, experimentation, referencing, findings and conclusion, scientific spelling rules

Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Mehmet ULUKAN
Learning Outcomes
1.Explain scientific research and its characteristics
2.Experience the process of preparing scientific research proposal
3.Implement the suitable research methods and techniques for studies
4.Searching and citing of literatures
5.Learn data gathering and analysis techniques
6.Apply the information and software about the ethical standards and legal limitations
7.Writing an appropriate report based on common scientific writing rules
Recommended or Required Reading
1.1. 1. Arıkan, R.2000. Araştırma Teknikleri ve Rapor Yazma, Gazi Kitabevi, 2. Ankara. 3. 2. Cebeci, S.2015. Bilimsel Araştırma ve Yazma Teknikleri, Alfa Yayınları, İstanbul. 2. 3. Day, R.A. 1996. Bilimsel Makale Nasıl Yazılır, Nasıl Yayımlanır. Tübitak Yayınları. 3. 4. Hafner, A.W. 1998. Descriptive Statistical Techniques for Librarians. 4. Chicago. 5. 5. Karasar, N.1995. Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi: Kavramlar, İlkeler, Teknikler. 3A Araştırma Eğitim, Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti., Ankara. 6. Kothari, C.R. 2004. Research Methodology Methods and Techniques. New Age International Publishers, India. 7. Özdamar, K. 2003. Modern Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Kaan 8. Kitabevi, Eskişehir. 9. 8. Seyidoğlu, H.2009. Bilimsel Araştırma ve Yazma El Kitabı, Güzem Can Yayınları, İstanbul.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Research Methodology
Week 2 - Theoretical
Determining the research topic
Week 3 - Theoretical
Defining the research problem
Week 4 - Theoretical
Searching of literature
Week 5 - Theoretical
Writing of hypotheses
Week 6 - Theoretical
Determining research methods and models
Week 7 - Theoretical
Collection and analysis of data
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
MidTerm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Citation rules and techniques of scientific research
Week 10 - Theoretical
Interpretation and writing of the report
Week 11 - Theoretical
The ethical principles of scientific publication
Week 12 - Theoretical
Ethical standards, legal limitations and software
Week 13 - Theoretical
Responsible research publication: international standards for authors
Week 14 - Theoretical
Regulation for research and broadcasting board of TUBITAK Directive for scientific research and publication ethics of YOK
Week 15 - Theoretical
Presentation of term work
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 - Theory131239
Midterm Examination1033
Final Examination1033
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)45
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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PÇ-3
PÇ-4
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OÇ-1
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-2
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-3
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-4
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-6
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-7
5
5
5
5
5
5
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