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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
RSÖ329 Scientific Research Methods 927001 3 5 4
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To provide understanding concept of research and learning methods used into educational research To have an experience to conduct a research project on a small scale
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Sevgi Koyuncu
Learning Outcomes
  1. Select the appropriate research methods and designs.
  2. Select data collection tool appropriate to research aims.
  3. Define the research problem.
  4. Explain the importance of literature.
  5. Develop solutions appropriate to research results.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
[1] Ekiz, D. (2003).Eğitimde araştırma yöntem ve metotlarına giriş. Anı Yayıncılık, Ankara.
[2] Seyidoğlu, H. (1997).Bilimsel araştırma ve yazma el kitabı. Güzem Can Yayınları, İstanbul.
[3] Kuş, E. (2005). Nicel-nitel araştırma teknikleri. Anı Yayıncılık, Ankara.
[4] Çömlekçi, N. (2001). Bilimsel araştırma yöntemi ve istatistiksel anlamlılık sınamaları. Bilim Teknik Yayınevi, Eskişehir.
[5] Punch, K. F. (2005). Sosyal araştırmalara giriş: Nicel ve nitel yaklaşımlar. Siyasal Kitabevi, Ankara.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Using the scientific research methods in the field of science education, descriptive and experimental research in the science education and their methodologies, data collecting procedures, concepts of reliability and validity, the statistic in educational research, planning and implementing research studies, writing research report
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Science and the Basic Concepts 2
2.Research Methodologies and the Basic Differences Among Them 2
3.The Research Problem 2
4.Variables and Hypothesis 2
5.Ethics and Research 2
6.Review of the Literature 2
7.Sampling 2
8.Instrumentation 2
9.Mid-term exam
10.Validity, Reliability and Internal Validity 2
11.Data Analysis 2
12.Descriptive and Inferential Statistics 2
13.Experimental Research Designs and Qualitative Analysis 2
14.Writing Research Proposal and Report 2
15.Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11010