SİBU206


Course Title Course Code Program Level
RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES SİBU206 Political Science and International Relations B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
04
(Spring)
42 59 101 3 4

Teaching Staff
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites There are no pre-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives This course is designed to bring in the basic skills to produce and consume the scientific knowledge to students in general of social sciences and specifically in political science and international relations field. In this class the meaning and the importance of a scientific approach, the scope of the literarature and how to use it, the ethics in production of scientific data and different methods and research design with with the initiation of a research question determination and application will be elaborated
Course Content Qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques used in Political Science and International Relations, research ethics, methodological designs on the research question and application of those designs, contribution to the literature with new scientific knowledge attained with research and efficient utilization from the existing researches.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and were successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings; 1) Comprehending the importance of elaborate incidents in a scientific methodology and approach, understand the theoretical approaches, models and concepts and their structure and properties. 2) Learning the research ethics, inquire the qualitative and quantitative methodological designs, critically analyze the contradictions and shortages of relevant literature,and learn to formulate a research queation and hypothesis. 3) Chosing the correct methodological approach and techniques fort that question, gather and process relevant data and write a reseach report on those. 4) Obtaining a foresight to critically process the existing researches in their field and apply them. 5) Contributing to the research team as an active member.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction: Conceptual Foundations of the study (science, scientific methods, concepts and facts, theories, theoretical framework / paradigm, theory and research), Political Science and Research
2. Week The main methodological approaches: Positivist, Interpretive, Critical, and Postmodern Feminist Approaches to Methodology
3. Week Major Elements of the Research Design and Research Process Overview, Literature Review
4. Week The Research Process: Research Problem / Question, Purpose of the study, methodological design (the universe and sampling)
5. Week The Research Process: Methodological Design-attendance (research models, measurement, and data collection, data processing and analysis), Preparing a research proposal
6. Week Quantitative Research Designs and applications: Scan (Survey) Model,
7. Week Quantitative Research Designs and applications: Trial Model-Based Models of indirect observation and secondary data
8. Week Quantitative Research Designs and application: Data Processing and Analysis of Quantitative Research
9. Week Qualitative Research Designs and application: Field Research
10. Week Qualitative Research Designs and application: comparative case study
11. Week Qualitative Research Designs and application: A Historical Comparative Research
12. Week Application of Qualitative Research Designs: Qualitative Research Data Processing and Analysis
13. Week Disclosure of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Reports Writing to related people, with use of quantitative and qualitative research designs, Political Research Policy, Evaluation and Discussion of the Course
14. Week General Review & Discussion
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 20
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%) 10
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%) 10
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References - Neuman, W. Lawrence. Social Research Methods, Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. 6th edition. Boston: Pearson Education-Allyn & Bacon, 2006 (Türkçesi: Neuman, W. Lawrence. Toplumsal Araştırma Yöntemleri: Nitel ve Nicel Yaklaşımlar Cilt I ve II. Çev.: Sedef Özge. Dördüncü basım. İstanbul: Yayınodası, Yayın No 4, Toplum Bilim Dizisi 1, 2010). - Johnson, Jane Buttolph & H. T. Reynolds. Political Science Research Methods. 5th ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2005. Tamamlayıcı Kaynaklar: - Burnham, Peter, Karin Gilland Lutz, Wyn Grant & Zig Layton Henry. Research Methods in Politics. 2nd ed. Hampshire & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. - Erzan, Ayşe (Ed.). Bilim Etiği Elkitabı. Ed.: Ayşe Erzan. Ankara: Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi Yayınları, Sıra No: 17, 2008. - Harrison, Lisa. Political Research: An Introduction. London & New York: Routledge, 2001. - Karasar, Niyazi. Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi: Kavramlar, İlkeler, Teknikler. Yirmibirinci baskı. Ankara: Nobel Yayınevi, 2010. - Kuş, Elif. Nicel ve Nitel Araştırma Teknikleri. 3. baskı. Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık, 2009. - Kuş, Elif. Sosyal Bilimlerde Bilgisayar Destekli Nitel Veri Analizi. Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık, 2006. - Shively.W. Phillips, The Craft of Political Research. 7th ed. New Jersey, Pearson Education, Inc., 2009. - Tavşancıl, Ezel. Tutumların Ölçülmesi ve SPSS ile Veri Analizi. Ankara: Nobel Yayınevi, 2010. - Urry, John & Russel Keat. Bilim Olarak Sosyal Teori. Çev.: Nilgün Çelebi. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi Yayınları No: 22, 2001. - Yıldırım, Cemal. Bilim Felsefesi. İkinci basım. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi, 1985. - Yıldırım, Cemal. Bilim Tarihi. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi, 1983. Rapor Yazma Elkitapları: - Karasar, Niyazi. Araştırmalarda Rapor Hazırlama. Onbeşinci baskı. Ankara: Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2010. Amerikan Psikoloji Derneği. Amerikan Psikoloji Derneği Yayım Kılavuzu (5. Basımın Türkçesi). Çev.: Cenk Pamay ve Zeynep Gökay Üstün. Ed.: Halil Ekşi. İstanbul: Kaktüs Yayınları, 2009
Work Placement(s)
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