Information Package / Course Catalogue
Scientific Research Methods
Course Code: MIS502
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 1
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 7
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)
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
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 - Theoretical
Citation rules and techniques of scientific research
Week 9 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 10 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 11 - Theoretical
Interpretation and writing of the report
Week 12 - Theoretical
The ethical principles of scientific publication
Week 13 - Theoretical
Ethical standards, legal limitations and software
Week 14 - Theoretical
Responsible research publication: international standards for authors
Week 15 - Final Exam
Final Exam
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 - Theory160348
Assignment102020
Term Project101515
Individual Work104646
Quiz20510
Midterm Examination103636
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)175
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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