Information Package / Course Catalogue
Scientfic Research Methods and Ethics
Course Code: MHY522
Course Type: Required
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

The main goal of the course ist to improve the understanding of scientific research and to criticise research articles and write simple research proposals.

Course Content

Science; Scientific paradigmas; Quality of scientific research; Types of scientific research; Parts of a scientific research; Choosing a research problem; Research models (surveys; experimental designs); Population and sample; Validity and reliability; Content analysis; Survey; Attitudes and attitude scales; Observation; Interview; Research ethics.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to state the ethics and principles that need to be implemented in scientific research
2.To be able to write research proposals
3.To be able to criticise research papers
4.To be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of data-collecting techniques
5.To be able to evaluate data-collecting instruments based on validity and reliabilty criteria
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Yıldırım, A. ve Şimşek, H. (1999). Sosyal bilimlerde nitel araştırma yöntemleri. Ankara: Seçkin
2.Kuş, E. (2003). Nicel ve nitel araştırma teknikleri. Ankara: Anı.
3.Arlı, M. ve Nazik, H. (2001). Bilimsel araştırmaya giriş. Ankara: Gazi kitabevi.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction
Week 2 - Theoretical
Science, paradigms in science
Week 3 - Theoretical
Problem statement, purpose, significance, limitations, assumptions in sicentific research
Week 4 - Theoretical
Methods in Scientific Research: Survey methods
Week 5 - Theoretical
Methods in Scientific Research: Experimental models
Week 6 - Theoretical
Population and sample
Week 7 - Theoretical
Validity and reliability
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Data Collection Tools
Week 10 - Theoretical
Observation
Week 11 - Theoretical
Interview
Week 12 - Theoretical
Results
Week 13 - Theoretical
Discussion
Week 14 - Theoretical
Ethics in science and scietific research
Week 15 - Theoretical
Ethics in science and scietific research
Week 16 - Theoretical
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory143384
Individual Work42320
Midterm Examination18210
Final Examination18210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)124
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
4
4
5
4
5
4
4
5
4
OÇ-2
3
4
3
4
3
4
3
4
3
OÇ-3
4
5
4
3
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5
4
3
4
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3
4
3
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4
3
4
3
OÇ-5
3
5
5
4
4
5
4
3
4
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