ECTS - Research Methods and Communications Skills

Research Methods and Communications Skills (MMR501) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Research Methods and Communications Skills MMR501 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Elif Güneş
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to provide students to experience the scientific research process, by conducting the appropriate research methods and techniques, by presenting a manuscript that is created with the scientific writing rules and reported with the findings obtained with statistical data and students to experience the publication process of their manuscript in national / international journals intended.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Experience the process of scientific research by implementing the suitable research methods and techniques for studies, learning the data gathering techniques and obtaining findings and conclusions acquiring from the statistical analyses.
  • Apply the information about the ethical standards and legal limitations.
  • Write and present a scientific research manuscript.
  • Experience the process of publishing a manuscript in national/international journals.
Course Content The aim of the course is to introduce graduate students with scientific research methods, to provide them to experience preparing scientific research proposal, to implement suitable research methods and to present statistical findings and conclusions verbally and in written format.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the course Discussion on research methods
2 Scientific research Qualitative and quantitative research methods Variety of research methods
3 Procedure of scientific research – planning of research
4 Research questions and hypothesis
5 Literature review
6 Causal Inference and Internal Validity
7 Sampling
8 Sampling and validity
9 Ethical Standards and Legal Limitations
10 Qualitative Research Methods: Field Survey and Observation, Interview Analyses of Qualitative Research
11 Questionnaire
12 Organization and Analyses of Data: Statistical Analyses
13 Quantitative Research Methods: Experimentation, Meta Analyses, Historical Research, Evaluation – Action Research
14 Referencing Spelling Rules and Techniques of Scientific Research
15 Findings and Conclusion General Assessment
16 Submission and Evaluation of Term Projects


Other Sources 1. - Arıkan, R. (2000). Araştırma Teknikleri ve Rapor Yazma. Ankara: Gazi Kitabevi.
2. - Böke, K. (2011). Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri: Detaylı ve Açıklamalı Anlatım. İstanbul: Alfa Yayınları.
3. - Erdoğan, İ. (2012). Pozitivist Metodoloji ve ötesi: Araştırma Tasarımları, Niteliksel ve İstatistiksel Yöntemler, 3rd.ed. Ankara: Pozitif Matbaacılık.
4. - Karasar, N. (2008). Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi: Kavramlar, İlkeler, Teknikler. Ankara: Nobel Yayın.
5. - Krathwohl, D. R. (1998). Methods of Educational & Social Science Research: An Integrated Approach, 2nd ed. New York: Longman.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work 1 50
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 25
Homework Assignments 12 35
Presentation 2 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 21 125
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship 1 43 43
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 4 8
Homework Assignments 10 2 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 3 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125