Prof. Dr. Buket Akkoyunlu

 General Objectives

Aim of the course is to introduce the student to scientific research methodology as illustrated within the various areas of research; and to bring the student towards being able to judge the scientific value of research studies conducted in their subject area. Besides, to show students why ethics in research is important.

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • know the main scientific methods of knowledge acquisition in their subject area
  • identify empirical research questions.
  • conduct a thorough literature review pertinent to a given research question.
  • criticize research methodologies as they appear in published research articles.
  • formulate a valid research hypothesis.
  • plan a sound research project in terms of ethical standards and methodology.
  • understand  why ethics in research is important

OUTLINE

1

Why take a course on research methods and ethics?

Background and definition

2 - 3

Research Ethics Issues

  • Authorship
  • Plagiarism
  • Peer review
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Data management
  • Research misconduct
  • Research with animals
  • Research with human subjects

4

Other Types of Ethical Violations

Data Manipulations, Retraction, Citations: Read the work before you cite, Important to cite the work correctly and completely

5

READINGS & DISCUSSION

6

NATIONAL HOLIDAY

7

Citing and referencing: Theses/Dissertations

8

What is Research?

Research theory and practice

Basis of Research Methodology

Research theory

9

MIDTERM EXAM

10 - 11

Structuring the research project

Finding and reviewing the literature

13 - 14

  • Part of  the Thesis
  • Author’s Responsibilities: Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts
  • What is Publishable?
  • What is not acceptable
 

Measurement & Evaluation

  • 1 Mid Term Exam 30%
  • Readings 20% 
  • Final Exam 50%