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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İST459 Scientific Research Methods and Ethics 927006 4 7 3
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Teaching the determination of research problem, types of scientific research and constitution research hypothesis.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Yüksel Terzi
Learning Outcomes
  1. Learns scientific research and its stages
  2. Determines the research variables
  3. Learns the selection of research design, sampling size, measurement tools
  4. Determines the data as research evidence, collection of data, population, sampling and sampling frame
  5. To teach the concept of ethics in research.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Gürsakal, N. (2001) Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Uludağ Üniversitesi Yayınları.
-Altunışık, R. ve ark. Araştırma Yöntemleri, Sakarya kitabevi, 2005.
-E. Öngel, A Research Guide, Ankara , 1983.
-Kaptan S., 1995, Bilimsel Araştırma ve İstatistik Teknikleri, Bilim Yayınevi, Ankara
-Barzun, J., Greaff Henry F. (1997). Modern Araştırmacı, TÜBITAK Popüler Bilim Kitapları 33, Çeviri: Fatoş Dilber, Ankara, Türkiye.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Determination of research goal and expressing the problems in statistics language, constitution of hypothesis, determination of theoretical framework and data collection method, preparation of research plan, data collection, analysis of data, test of hypothesis, interpretation and presentation of results.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Definition and steps of scientific researches
2.Research process and conceptual dimension of the research
3.Research types, restrictions, population
4.Measuring concepts and measurement tools
5.Determination of research variables
6.The selection of research design, sampling size, measurement tools
7.Considerations in scientific researches, library search, virtual(electronic) libraries
8.Midterm exam
9.Experimental research design
10.Survey research designs
11.Data as research evidence, collection of data, population, sampling and sampling frame
12.Research proposal
13.Ethical rules in scientific researches
14.Types of Ethical Violations: Plagiarism, Falsification, Duplication
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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13226
Problem Solving212
Self Study428
Individual Study for Mid term Examination133
Individual Study for Final Examination144