Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
2306056152012 International Relations 927001 1 1 7
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to examine the methods related to the production of scientific knowledge.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
  1. He can plan a research on politics and administration.
  2. He can evaluate the methods of the production of scientific information.
  3. He can practice the scientific research techniques .
  4. He can collect the qualitative and quantitive data in the related subject.
  5. He can analyze data.
  6. He keeps the ethical codes in his academic works.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Students should read the recommended documents before class and they should take active role during the weekly class discussion. They should write a paper and present their work at the end of the term.
Recommended or Required Reading
W. Lawrence Neuman, Toplumsal Araştırma Yöntemleri I-II, Yayın Odası, Çev: Sedef Özge, İstanbul, 2006. Alaeddin Şenel, 50 Soruda Bilim ve Bilimsel Yöntem, Bilim ve Gelecek Kitaplığı, 2. Baskı, İstanbul 2013.Gulbenkian Komisyonu, Sosyal Bilimleri Açın, Çev. Şirin Tekeli, Metis Yayınları, İstanbul 1997.Doğan Ergun, 100 Soruda Sosyoloji, K Kitaplığı, İstanbul 2003. Doğan Ergun, Yöntemi Bulmak, İmge Kitabevi, İstanbul 2006.Doğan Ergun, Yöntemi Geliştirmek: Türkiye’de Toplumsal Bilimlerde Yeniden Üretim Üzerine, İmge Kitabevi, Ankara 2014.Ömer Demir, Bilim Felsefesi, Vadi Yayınları, Ankara 1997.Reading list Lecture notes
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
History of Science and Social Sciences, Philosophy of Science and Social Research; Information Sources; Scientific Research Process; Subject and Scope of Public Administration, Case Studies.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.General Information
2.History of Science and Social SciencesBasic Concepts of Scientific Research
3.Philosophy of Science and Social Research: Positivizm
4.Philosophy of Science and Social Research: Positivizm -Case Study
5.Philosophy of Science and Social Research: Historical Materialism
6.Philosophy of Science and Social Research: Historical Materialism -Case Study
7.Philosophy of Science and Social Research: hermeneutics
8.Philosophy of Science and Social Research: hermeneutics -Case Study
9.Scientific Research ProcessSources of Information
10.Designing a ResearchReportingFormal Structure
11.Quantitative Methods
12.Qualitative Methods
13.Student Presentation
14.Student Presentation
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Attending Lectures1325
Criticising Paper1325
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Report Presentation150
Writing Paper150
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Attending Lectures13339
Brain Storming199
Writing Paper12222
Criticising Paper13339