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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İVFT738 Scientific Research Methods and Ethic 927001 0 0 6
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
It is aimed to teach to student, the steps of scientific research, preparation of research proposals, collection of data during practice, data analysis, preparation of report and result paper, information about research and publishing ethics and management of research.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Abdurrahman AKSOY, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Oguzhan YAVUZ, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Yavuz Kürşad DAŞ, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Berfin Melikoğlu Gölcü, Assist.Prof.Dr. Enes ATMACA
Learning Outcomes
  1. Can explain the main points of scientific research methods.
  2. Can analyze the first step of scientific research that described as problem.
  3. Knows how to collect data and can analyse it.
  4. Learns proposal of a dissertation, literature scan, method determination, data collection, analyzing and reporting during writing a thesis.
  5. Can describe the concepts of research and publishing ethics, can define the responsibilities of researcher to make valid and reliable study in terms of ethics.
  6. Can define ethical requirements on clinical research and laboratory animal experiments.
  7. Learns how to design a research project and its requirements on the basis of disciplines of Research Ethics Committees.
  8. Learns the national and international ethico-legal regulations about research and publishing ethics.
  9. Can fulfill the requirements of publishing ethics when converting the research to a scientific paper.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Şener Büyüköztürk (2013), Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık.
Veysel Sönmez, Füsun G. Alacapınar (2010), Örneklendirilmiş Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri Anı Yayınları / Araştırma - İnceleme Dizisi.
Kemal Kurtuluş (2010), Araştırma Yöntemleri, Türkmen Kitabevi.
Richard M. Zaner (2015). A Critical Examination of Ethics in Health Care and Biomedical Research. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.
A Guide to Research Ethics (2003). University of Minnesota, Center of Bioethics.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
The topics as scientific method, classification of research methods, literature review and describing the problem, sampling methods, data collection tools, quantitative and qualitative research methods, scientific reporting are taught in this lesson. The concept of research ethics, much-debated issues on research ethics, invasive and non-invansive clinical studies, performing reliable and valid animal experimentation from the point of science, scientific violation and how to avoid it and actions to be taken when encountered a violation are the other topics of this lesson.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Importance of the Scientific Research, Science and Scientific Method, Research
2.Process of Research: Problem, Purpose, Importance, Assumptions, Limitations, Definitions
3.Research Models and Types: Scanning Models, Test Models
4.Population and Sample (Study Group)
5.Data Collection: Data, Types of Data, Methods of Collection of Quantitative and Qualitative Data, Measuring and Measuring Tool, Reliability, Validity
6.Methods of Literature Rewiev
7.Scientific-Academic Writing
9.Laboratory Studies, Animal Experiments, Clinical Researches
10.Scientific Ethics
11.Concept of Research Ethics, Principles of Research Ethics and Infringement of Research Ethics
12.Scientific Deception, Infringement of Publishing Ethics, Problems of Right of Publishing, Conflict of Interests
13.Selecting of Subject, Rights of Subject, Ineligible Subjects
14.Research Ethics Committee
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)
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11818
Individual Study for Final Examination12020