Research Methods (ECON206) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods ECON206 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Esra Şengör Şenalp
Course Assistants
Course Objectives • To develop a range of social research methods, techniques and skills and how they have been used to address particular research questions in economics; • the contrasting epistemological perspectives that underpin social science research; • survey design and analysis; • a range of quantitative methods of analysis; • a range of qualitative research methods; • ethical problems and issues related to social research, and management research in particular; • project planning and development; • how research in various areas of economics have developed.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To formulate a good research questions and design appropriate research.
  • To collect data by using a variety of methods.
  • To analyze both qualitative and quantitative data by using computer-based skills.
  • Critically evaluate a research and that of other social scientists
Course Content 1. Science and Research 2. Dimensions of Research 3. Theory and Research 4. The Meanings of Methodology 5. Literatur Review and Ethical Issues 6. Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs 7. Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement 8. Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling 9. Qualitative Data Analysis 10. Quantitative Data Analysis

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Science and Research
2 Science and Research Handouts
3 Dimensions of Research Handouts
4 Dimensions of Research HAndouts
5 Theory and Research HAndouts
6 The Meanings of Methodology Handouts
7 Midterm exam
8 Literature Review and Ethical Issues Handouts
9 Literature Review and Ethical Issues Handouts
10 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs Handouts
11 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs Handouts
12 Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement and Sampling Handouts
13 Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis Handouts
14 Applications
15 Applications
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. W. Lawrence Neuman (2006); Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches – Pearson Education and Allyn Bacon (USA)
2. M Saunders et. al. (2003); Research Methods for Business Students – Prentice Hall.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 10
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
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 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economics X
2 Acquiring the skills of macro level economic analysis
3 Acquiring the skills of micro level economic analysis
4 Understanding the formulation and implementation of economic policies at the local, national, regional, and/or global level
5 Learning different approaches on economic and related issues X
6 Acquiring the quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in economic analysis X
7 Improving the ability to use the modern software, hardware and/or technological devices
8 Developing intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team work skills X
9 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, discussions, and/or life-long learning X
10 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility X
11 Developing the skills of communication. X
12 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: economic policy, public policy, international economic relations, industrial relations, monetary and financial affairs.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 30 30
Homework Assignments 3 3 9
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 2 2
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 2 2
Total Workload 91