Course Title : Research Methods
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ISC 401-1 A 1 3 0 0 3.00 6
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English, Turkish, Arabic
Course Level
Description Presentation of methodological rules and knowledge that should be taken care in the preparation of an article , presentation and thesis. Reading example texts on the subject. Forming a project, its phases and putting it into implementation are among some other topics.
Objectives Basic information about research techniques. Information about the techniques and methods of data collection. The acquisition of the importance of scientific research. Development of a scientific topic in accordance with the methods of scientific research. Prepare the final report of a scientific topic in accordance with the methods of scientific research. Knowledge about the phases of the scientific method.
Course Outline
1Fundamental terms, scientific terms, types of scientific terms
2Basic research, practices of research
3The stages of scientific research, scientific methods, fundamental peculiarities of the scientific researches
4The general information about the main topics that have to do with the research. Definition of the terms “problems, sub problem, hypothesis, assumptions, definitions, examples”
5The peculiarities of the factors that help us chose the topic of research
6The propounding sentence of the problem, the peculiarities that should be found in every propounding sentence, hypothesis, sub problems
7The inquiry of data. The importance and the target of research.
8Midterm Exam
9Hypothesis, definition
10Methods, samples, the method of choosing the sample, collection of data, analysis of data
11Reporting the result of research. Structuring the cover. Layout and compiling the biography in accordance with the regulation
12The cases that should be taken into consideration in writing the researches. The peculiarities of the language used, writing the title and paragraph.
13The cases that should be taken into consideration in writing the researches: Deep notes and their writing, preparation of the bibliography
14The determination of the resources and the projection of researches-1
15The determination of the resources and the projection of researches -2
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1The students learn the definition of the terms, propound, sentence of propound of the problem, sub problem, hypothesis, assumption, definition and example
2The students learn to determine the works and the authors needed for the propounding of the problem
3They learn to write the necessary qualities that a hypothesis should contain.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade80
Contribution of final examination to overall grade20
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 21326
Midterms 000
Final examination 12020
Other 000
Total Work Load 150
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 6

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