COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Research Methods in Social Sciences POLZ   208 4 3 3 5

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction English
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Yüksel Alper ECEVİT
Instructors
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiYÜKSEL ALPER ECEVİT1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The main aim of the course is to provide students with the ability to use quantitative and qualitative approaches in the social sciences and to analyze issues concerning social sciences from the theoretical perspectives.
Content
This course introduces students to quantitative and qualitative methods in the social sciences. In addition, this course develops students theoretical and practical knowledges in social sciences from a scientific perspective.

Learning Outcomes
1) Analyzes the current isssues on methods in Social Sciences.
2) Improves students' knowledge on qualitative and quantitative methods with theoretical explanation in Social Sciences.
3) Improves students' ability to establish research questions and to develop the useful conceptual framework in Social Sciences.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
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2
Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
X
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Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
X
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Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
X
5
Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
X
6
In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
X
7
Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
X
8
Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
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Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
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10
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
X
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Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
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Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
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Develops critical thinking skills.
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Literature Studies in Social Sciences Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
2 Conceptual Debates in Social Sciences Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
3 Theoretical Debates in Social Sciences Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
4 Methodological Debates in Social Sciences Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
5 Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences I Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
6 Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences II Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
7 Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences III Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
8 Mid term exam Studying for exam Testing
9 Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences I Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
10 Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences II Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
11 Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences III Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
12 Discourse Analysis in Social Sciences I Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
13 Discourse Analysis in Social Sciences II Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
14 Content Analysis in Social Sciences I Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
15 Content Analysis in Social Sciences II Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
16-17 Final Exam Studying for exam Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
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