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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
RESEARCH METHODS I PSY112 Second Term (Spring) 3 + 0 5

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY1
SEMESTERSecond Term (Spring)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED5
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT 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 DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE DEFINITIONQuantitative 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.
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction to Research Methods
2nd Week What is science and how to conduct a scientific research?
3rd Week Ethics
4th Week Research Plan: Research question and literature review
5th Week Hypotheses and variables
6th Week Observation
7th Week Survey and sample
8th Week Mid-Term Exam
9th Week Experimental research: between subjects
10th Week Experimental research: within subjects
11th Week Experimental research: mixed design
12th Week Field study and small groups research
13th Week Semi-experimental research
14th Week Research proposal presentation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGShaughnessy, 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 METHODSLecture,Questions/Answers,Practice,Project,Other
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Assignment110
Project120
Total(%)60
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)60
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)40
Total(%)100
ECTS WORKLOAD
Activities Number Hours Workload
Midterm exam111
Preparation for Quiz
Individual or group work14342
Preparation for Final exam13030
Course hours14342
Preparation for Midterm exam12020
Laboratory (including preparation)
Final exam111
Homework155
Project11010
Total Workload151
Total Workload / 305,03
ECTS Credits of the Course5
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONEnglish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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