sap course 1429475321

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 401_O

Course Title:

Research Methods

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 7 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Epistemological, quantitative and qualitative research methods. Scientific method. Problem definition process and classification of variables. Sampling techniques. Data collection methods.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: MATH 233
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Senior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. D. Weinberg, Qualitative Research Methods (Blackwell, 2002). 2. H. T. Reynolds, Janet Johnson, Jason Mycoff, Political Science Research Methods (CQ, 2007).
Course Objective: 

This course aims to enable students to apply political theory and international relations theories to real world problems and concerns, to learn the vast array of information available to social scientists over the Internet and in the library, to learn where resources and data can be located.

Extended Description: 

Critical Reading. Selection of Topic. Literature Review. Conceptualizing the Research, Sources of data. Sampling. Examining the Data. Survey Design. Formulation of Hypothesis. Statistical Methods, Hypothesis Testing. Regression Method. Qualitative Data Gathering and Analysis. Writing in Research. Communicating the Results. Preparing Presentation.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Review the relevant literature; collect data from various sources. 
2. Formulate hypothesis.
3. Apply qualitative and quantitative methods to the analyses of economic, social and political problems. 
4. Demonstrate a logical argument, analyse and interpret data and evaluate alternative perspectives on the basis of objective reasoning. 
5. Utilise effectively statistical and other packages. 
6. Demonstrate the ability to learn independently; analyse and evaluate published research. 

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Demonstrating
Problem Solving
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Oral Presentation
Hands-on Activities
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Labrotary Work
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Lab Application
30
hrs
Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
5
hrs
Midterm Exam 2
5
hrs
Final Exam
6
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs
Oral Presentation
32
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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