sap course 1429475433

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 402_O

Course Title:

Graduation Paper and Seminar

Level of Course:



(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 8 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Undertake an independent research. Gain and demonstrate proficiency in a strand of literature chosen by the student in collaboration with an advisor. Writing an analytical research paper. Presentation in written and oral form.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: PSIR 401_O
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Mode of Delivery: 
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Course Type: 
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. Students will also learn to write an effective research paper and be able to effectively present it to your fellow students.

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. Organizing and completing the Research Project in Stages.

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. Develop a clear and specific research question to which the tools of empirical analysis can be applied. 
3. Develop a testable hypothesis. 
4. Find and collect data to test your hypothesis.
5. Offer constructive criticisms to peers, and communicate findings orally. 
6. Utilise effectively statistical and other packages. 
7. Analyse and evaluate published research. 

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Problem Solving
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Hands-on Activities
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Labrotary Work
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Report on a Topic

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By: