Research Methods (TUR555) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods TUR555 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. İbrahim Birkan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Informing students about the scientific method for whether producing scientific data or making easier to use the produced data.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To Define Scientific Research, Theory, Basic Functions of Science, Principles of Scientific Research, Scientific Method and Other Concepts
  • Importance of Researching in Social Sciences and to write Hypothesis
  • To define Data Collecting and Evaluation Methods: Data and Types, Measuring and Types, Criterion and Types
Course Content In this course the logic of scientific research will be discussed, stages of research will be analysed also examples about quantitative and qualitative methods will be studied.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic terms related to research techniques Chapter 1
2 The logic of classification concerning research techniques Chapter 2
3 The methods and techniques of data collection related to research techniques Chapter 3
4 Evaluates and prepares a report on the importance of scientific researches Chapter 4
5 Evaluates the function of research methods at scientific information output, prepares a report Chapter 5
6 Designs research subjects in conformity with scientific research scales and makes a presentation Chapter 6
7 Plans a research topic in conformity with scientific research methods and documents in writing Chapter 7
8 Develops solution proposals in conformity with the research result that´s given Chapter 8
9 Analyses the solution proposals of the research topic and expresses in writing. Chapter 9
10 Reports the research topic that´s given in conformity with scientific rules Chapter 10
11 Student's presentations Student's presentations
12 Student's presentations Student's presentations
13 Student's presentations Student's presentations
14 Student's presentations Student's presentations
15 Student's presentations Student's presentations
16 Student's presentations Student's presentations


Course Book 1. Louis Cohen,Lawrence Manion,Keith Morrison, "Research Methods in Education", 7 th edition, Routledge, Oxon(2011)
2. Ghauri, P. & Gronhaung, K. (2010). Research Methods in Business Studies (3rd / 4th ed.) Essex: Prentice Hall.
3. Şener Büyüköztürk , "Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri", Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık, Eğitim Klasikleri Dizisi( 3. baskı). Ankara (2015)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 30
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 30
Presentation 2 40
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 18 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts of tourism management
2 Analyzing and designing management techniques and practices in tourism organizations
3 Understanding the planning, organizing, executing, coordinating and control functions of tourism management, along with explanation and implementation of them
4 Understanding the strategic, tactical and operational dimensions of the tourism management
5 Ability to use the modern techniques and technological devices of tourism industry
6 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in alternative tourism areas
7 Concentrating practice along with theoretical frame of tourism management
8 Developing the skills of communication
9 Understanding the trends in the tourism industry
10 Having the quality consciousness in the tourism industry
11 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility in the tourism industry
12 Ability to effectively implement the business knowledge and skills in at least one of the following fields: service, marketing, finance, human resources and accounting in tourism management

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 6 96
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 17 34
Homework Assignments 1 10 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 220