ECTSResearch Methodology and Communication Skills

Research Methodology and Communication Skills (MDES600) Ders Detayları

Course Name Corse Code Dönemi Lecture Hours Uygulama Saati Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methodology and Communication Skills MDES600 1. Semester 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language İngilizce
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Doktora
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to improve the research and communication skills of students early in their graduate program to help them better plan, conduct and present their research and thesis work.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students will become familiar with the stages of systematic research and related tools.
  • The students will be able to conduct effective literature surveys and prepare taxonomy reports.
  • The students will be informed about the general principles of data gathering and management.
  • The students will gain hands-on experience on formulating and writing a research/thesis proposal.
  • The students will improve their verbal and written communication skills.
  • The students will better appreciate the importance of ethics in research.
Course Content Rigorous, scholarly research, particularly theses or dissertations. Literature review, surveys, meta-analysis, empirical research design, formulating research questions, theory building, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, validity, reliability, triangulation, building evidences, writing research proposal

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction; What is Research? Why to do research? Lecture Notes
2 Identification of a research problem Lecture Notes
3 Managing and Planning Research Lecture Notes
4 Literature mining, taxonomy Lecture Notes
5 Data gathering and data management Lecture Notes
6 Technical Writing Lecture Notes
7 Writing a research/thesis proposal Lecture Notes
8 Ethics in Research Lecture Notes
9 Communication Skills Lecture Notes
10 Scientists must speak Lecture Notes
11 How to present Lecture Notes
12 Student Presentations
13 Student Presentations
14 Student Presentations
15 Student Presentations
16 Student Presentations

Sources

Other Sources 1. Robert L. Peters. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or Ph.D. (Revised Edition), 1997.
2. Zina O’Leary, The Essential Guide to Doing Research, Sage Publications, London, 2004.
3. Bruce A. Thyer, Preparing Research Articles, Oxford University Press, London, 2008.
4. Paul Oliver, The Student’s Guide to Research Ethics, Open University Press, Philadelphia, 2003.
5. James E. Mauch and Namgi Park, Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: A Handbook for Students and Faculty, 5th Ed., Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 2003.
6. D. Eric Walters and Gale Climenson Walters, Scientists Must Speak, Rutledge, London, 2002.
7. Owen Hargie (Ed.), The Handbook of Communication Skills, 3rd Ed., Rutledge, London, 2006.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation 3 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar 1 30
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 100
Percentage of Final Work 0
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge in chemistry and comprehend the literature. X
2 An ability to define an advanced scientific problem in the required field and finding an alternative for the solution. X
3 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in the lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results. X
4 An ability to perform independent research. X
5 An ability to give a presentation at national and international scientific conferences and to publish scientific publications in international journals. X
6 An ability to achieve the necessary knowledge to follow current developments in science and technology, and do scientific research or developing projects in the field of chemistry. X
7 An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team. X
8 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities. Awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in the required field. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Laboratory
Application 1 40 40
Special Course Internship 1 30 30
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 15 30
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 3 10 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 178