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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
RESEARCH METHODS EYD652 Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring) 3 + 0 7

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITMaster's Degree With Thesis
YEAR OF STUDY1
SEMESTERSecond Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED7
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Professor Halil Giray Berberoğlu
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Learns the basic concepts, processes and steps of scientific research.
2) Learns the types of research.
3) Comprehend the ways in developing, revising and testing a research question,
4) Relate the research question with the relevant statistical analysis
5) Prepare a research proposal.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week The nature of research. The ways to reach information, types of research and general research methods.
2nd Week The purpose of research questions and properties of a defensible research question.
3rd Week Types of variables, the meaning of hypothesis.
4th Week Ethics in research. Principles of ethics.
5th Week Methods of literature review.
6th Week Methods of sampling. External validity of research.
7th Week Types of tests used in research. Cognitive versus affective tests.
8th Week Use of statistics in research. Descriptive versus inferential statistics.
9th Week Reliability and validity of the test scores.
10th Week Factors affecting internal validity of a research.
11th Week The data analyses and reporting the results of quantitative analyses.
12th Week Experimental research studies.
13th Week Correlational and causal comparative research studies
14th Week Survey research
15th Week
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGKarasar, N. (2004). Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, Ankara.
Frankel, J.R. & Wallen N.E. (2009). How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education. (7th ed). Boston: McGraw Hill
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Questions/Answers,Problem Solving,Report Preparation,Presentation
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term120
Other140
Total(%)60
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)60
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)40
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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