At the end of this course, the students; 1) Determines method knowledge at a level to follow the steps of a scientific research. 2) Gain the knowledge of developing a measurement tool to be used for measurement and evaluation purposes. 3) Can express the data obtained from a scientific research numerically by means of statistical programs. 4) Has the ability to use the library and online databases to manage his scientific research. 5) Will be able to analyze a scientific research by considering ethical rules. 6) Can express the results of his scientific research in accordance with the APA style.
MODE OF DELIVERY
Face to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT
Quantitative Research Methods I course, students learn the process of scientific research and their corresponding applications. Scientific research to follow steps and guidelines used for doing research and writing research reports, the skills required to make research proposals, literature search, sample selection, experimental design, surveys, case studies and longitudinal studies are the main topics of the course.
Introduction to Research Methods
What is science and how to conduct a scientific research?
Research Plan: Research question and literature review
Hypotheses and variables
Survey and sample
Experimental research: between subjects
Experimental research: within subjects
Experimental research: mixed design
Field study and small groups research
Research proposal presentation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
Shaughnessy, J. J., Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister, J. S. (2012). Research methods in psychology (9th ed.). Singapore: McGraw-Hill. Çırakoğlu, O. C., Yeniçeri, Z., Kökdemir, D., Demirutku, K., Muratoğlu, B., Işın, G., & Sayın, P. (2011). Akademik yazım kuralları kitapçığı. Ankara: Başkent Üniversitesi.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)
Preparation for Quiz
Individual or group work
Preparation for Final exam
Preparation for Midterm exam
Laboratory (including preparation)
Total Workload / 30
ECTS Credits of the Course
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES (KLO) / MATRIX OF LEARNING OUTCOMES (LO)