COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Research Methods İn Social Sciences ILT   207 3 3 3 5

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Assoc.Prof.Dr. İlker ÖZDEMİR
Instructors
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiÖZGÜR İLKE ŞANLIER YÜKSEL1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
First, it aims to introduce students to the scientific process in general, including the principles that guide social science; then it aims to introduce the student to the principal tools used to investigate the social sciences: the questionnaire, maintenance and participant observation;
Content
This course includes epistomological routes of sientific research, the process of research in social sciences, quantitative and qualititative research, data collection techniques, analysisi of data and reporting.

Learning Outcomes
1) The student will be able to adopt a scientific approach to the analysis of an object or issue.
2) The student will be able to transform an initial question in research problem.
3) The student will be able to take a critical look at his own work, and how to recognize if an issue is treated in a scientific manner or not.
4) The student will be able to choose one or more survey methods adapted to the problems.
5) The student will be able to present the results of research.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Explains the basic concepts of the field, communication patterns, communication and cultural functions within the framework of communication as the basis of Communication Studies.
X
2
Recognizes the national and global communication systems, the basic concepts, theories and principles.
X
3
Holds information related to the fields as a basis; Instrumental Social Communications (Radio, TV, Film, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism) within a terminological frame (=teleological) (Public Sphere, Public Opinion, Cultural Production Areas, Ci
4
Has the knowledge and skills to use and/or explain how communication works in every aspect in different cultures, from individual to group, mass, institutional communication within the major tools of communication.
X
5
Distinguishes non-scientific knowledge from the scientific method, and follows technological innovations in the field with the updated work.
X
6
From an interdisciplinary perspective, acknowledged the concept of communication to synthesize information that Communication Studies has background from different areas like, Sociology, History, Psychology, Linguistics, Political Sciences, Anthropology a
X
7
Produces thoughts and knowledge to understand and solve communication problems encountered in size of individual to global communications.
X
8
As a requirement of competence to communicate effectively, has the ability to express himself/herself up, facing the people with correct understanding in environments in which he/she is capable of empathy sets.
9
Organizes and/or actively participates in the social, artistic and cultural activities, reports events.
10
Follows the local, national and international events with critical comments.
X
11
Is able to work in the group as well as having the competence of the individual work
X
12
Develops a sense of responsibility towards the society, as individuals, develops projects for the benefit of the community, leadership and entrepreneurial skills of intellectual exhibitions.
X
13
Improves constantly himself/herself, as well as being open to professional developments in scientific, social, cultural and artistic fields according to his/her interests and abilities, identifying needs of learning
X
14
Has rational thinking skills, creative thinking in written, oral, visual and so on, as well as using the methods and strategies, for the purpose of communicating thoughts.
X
15
Has at least one foreign language in the European Language Portfolio (B) with the level of using the information in track and communicate with colleagues abroad.
16
While accessing all kinds of information, using and transmitting of all other thoughts on the process and in all other practices of the profession strives to comply with ethical requirements and endeavors.
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Has basic skills and use these skills for mediating to the general population methods in the specific praxis areas, such as media literacy,
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Is competent to use required level of knowledge of the area and use of computer software as well as all means of communication (body language, verbal and nonverbal communication, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema, internet and other informa
X
19
Identifies learning needs and future career plan and perform accordingly.
X
20
Has the knowledge of the legal framework related to the field.
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to the course, expectations and policy Lecture Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
2 Literature review and report writing Reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
3 Social research paradigms: Positivism, realism, critique of positivism and critical theory Reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
4 Principles of social research Reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
5 Quantitative research methods and design Reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
6 Questionnaire and quantitative interview techniques Reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
7 Analysis of quantitative data Reading Lecture
Case Study
Problem Solving
8 Midterm exam Written exam Testing
9 Qualitative research and design Reading Lecture
Discussion
Case Study
Homework
10 Document research and analysis Reading Lecture
Discussion
Case Study
11 Qualitative interview, ethnography and focus group Reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
12 Analysis of qualitative data Reading Lecture
Discussion
Case Study
Homework
13 Research ethics Reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
14 Reporting Reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
15 General review Reading Lecture
Discussion
Problem Solving
16-17 Final exam and make-up exam Written exam Testing
Homework

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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