Prof. Dr. Buket Akkoyunlu

Monday, 18.00 - 19.00, Balgat Campus - Amfi 4

 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

 

Academic Dishonesty & Understanding Plagiarism: What You NEED to Know

3- 4

Research Ethics Issues

Other Types of Ethical Violations

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

 

 

5

22. Oct. 2018

READINGS & DISCUSSION

6

29. Oct. 2018

NATIONAL HOLIDAY

7 – 8

5. Nov. 2018

12. Nov. 2018

 

Citing and referencing: Theses/Dissertations

 

19. Nov. 2018

 

TAKEHOME   EXAM

10 - 11

26 Nov. 2018

3 Dec. 2018

 

What is Research?

Research theory and practice

Basis of Research Methodology

Research theory

 12

10 Dec. 2018

Structuring the research project

Finding and reviewing the literature

13

17. Dec. 2018

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

14

24. Dec. 2018

READINGS & DISCUSSION

MEASURMENT &  EVALUATION

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

ATTENDANCE

At least 70% of the total number of lectures are required to attendancy

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOURS

  • Certain classroom behaviours can be quite disruptive to the class.
  • Out of respect for the other students in the class as well as for the professor,

 

Please ensure that you do not:

 

  1. arrive late for class;
  2. noisily start packing up early;
  3. leave before the class has finished;
  4. talk in class;
  5. text message or chat online during the class; &
  6. let your cell phone go off (or even worse, answer it!) in class