Course Title : Research Methods in Social Sciences
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ISC 402-1 A 2 3 0 0 3.00 6
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English, Turkish, Arabic
Course Level
Description Methods and techniques of scientific research in general; ethics of scientific research; libraries; Internet as a source of knowledge and a tool of research; manuscript: the working on it and the use of it; edition critique; the use of semantic and hermeneutic methods in research; transcription methods; the sources of general references in Islamic Studies: those relating with the Qur’an and hadith, encyclopaedias, article bibliographies and data-bases, bio-bibliographic references, geographic dictionaries, the lists of calender conversion; the catalogues of early works (fahâris); Islamic measures and weights, ext.
Objectives Information about the techniques and methods of data collection To achieve understanding of the importance of research Development of a scientific topic in accordance with the methods of scientific research. Stages of the scientific method.
Course Outline
1The explanation of the fundamental function of the science
2Two methods according to the peculiarities of the science and their representatives
3Empirical generalisation theories-observations- hipothesis. Deductive and inductive process according to above mentioned elements
4The explanation of the theory of prevention and sealing
5The information about the types of research in social sciences
6General information about the structural and positivists paradigms
7The creation of a theoretical model that involves the multitude
8Midterm Exam
9Hypothesis, limitation and definitions
10The explanation of the research types
11What is the hypothesis and the peculiarities
12General information about the ideographic an homothetic explanation
13The mistakes made during the explanation of the facts
14General information about the type of the assessment of data
15What is the preparatory stage of research and which are its composing elements
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1The students learn to explain the definition of the terms such as; propounding, sentence of propounding, sub problems, hypothesis, assumption, limitation and example.
2The students learn to explain and determine the works and authors
3They learn to explain 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 grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
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 188
Midterms 000
Final examination 13030
Other 000
Total Work Load 142
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.68

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