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Course Unit Title : Social Science Methodology in Landscape Research
Course Unit Code : 01PJM5142
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants : ---
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Students will have ability to understand and use social science methodology to measure the relationship between people and their physical environment as well as to find out public perception and preferences of landscape.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Philosophy of social sciences. Literature search and use of secondary analysis in social sciences. Data collection techniques in social sciences. Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis. Landscape assessment, landscape perception and preference methods. Attitude measurements in designed landscapes. Research design and hypothesis formation. Selection of research instruments. Questionnaire design and implementation techniques. Selection of target groups and sampling strategies. Pilot study and reliability analysis. Data analysis using computer packages. Presentation of results and preparing reports.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : This course aims to teach basic methods of research methods and application of social science methodology in landscape research.
Course Aims : This course aims to teach basic methods of research methods and application of social science methodology in landscape research.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Bailey, K.D. (1994) Methods of Social Research, The Free Press, New York.
Baydar, M.L., Gül, H., Akçil, A. (2007) Bilimsel Araştırmanın Temel İlkeleri. SDÜ Yayınları, Yayın no:79. Isparta.Bechtel, R.W. Marans, R.W., Michelson, W.M. (1987) Methods in Environmental and Behavioural Research, Van Nostrand R.old Company Inc., New York.
Bryman, A. (1992) Quantity and Quality in Social Research, Contemporary Social Research Series: No: 18 Routledge, London.
Bryman, A. Cramer, D. (1992) Quantitative Data Analysis for Social Scientists, Routledge, London.
Bryman, A. Cramer, D. (1997) Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS for Windows: A Guide for Social Scientists, Routledge, London.
Denzin, N. Lincoln, Y. (1993) Handbook of Qualitative Research, Sage Publications, London.
Gardner, G. (1978) Social Surveys for Social Planners, Open University Press, Milton Keynes.
Gilbert, N. (1998) Researching Social Life, Sage Publications, London.
Haynes, R.M. (1982) Environmental Science Methods, Chapman and Hall, London.
Henry, G.T. (1990) Practical Sampling, Sage Publications, London.
Kerlinger, F.N. (1973) Foundations of Behavioural Research, 2nd Edition, David McKay Co. New York.
May, T. (1997) Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process, Open University Press, Buckingham.
Moser, C. A. and Kalton, G. (1989) Survey Methods in Social Investigations, Gower Publishing Company Limited, Aldershot.
Nachmias, C. and Nachmias, D. (1982) Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd, London.
Neuman, W. L. (2000) Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, 4th Edition, Allyn and Bacon, Boston.
Oppenheim, A. N. (1992) Questionnaire Design, Interviewing and Attitude Measurement, Pinter, London.
Robson, C. (1993) Real World Research: A resource for Social Scientists and Practitioner Researchers, Blackwell, Massachusetts.
Sudman, S. and Bradburn, M. N. (1982) Asking Questions, Jossey-Bass Publishers, London.
Swanwick, C. (1991) Landscape Assessment Principles and Practice, Countryside Commission for Scotland.
Taylor, J. G., Zube, E. H. and Sell, J. L. (1987) Landscape assessment and perception research methods. In R. B. Bechtel, R. W. Marans and W. M. Michelson (Eds), Methods in Environmental and Behavioural Research, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc. New York.
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
16 3 48  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
16 4 64  
Homeworks :
16 4 64  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 2 2  
Finals :
1 2 2  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
180  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 40
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
1 60
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Philosophy of social sciences
  Study Materials: Nachmias, C. and Nachmias, D. (1982) Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd, London.
2 Literature search and use of secondary analysis in social sciences
  Study Materials: Bailey, K.D. (1994) Methods of Social Research, The Free Press, New York.
3 Data collection techniques in social sciences
  Study Materials: Moser, C. A. and Kalton, G. (1989) Survey Methods in Social Investigations, Gower Publishing Company Limited, Aldershot.
4 Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis
  Study Materials: Bryman, A. (1992) Quantity and Quality in Social Research, Contemporary Social Research Series: No: 18 Routledge, London.
Bryman, A. Cramer, D. (1992) Quantitative Data Analysis for Social Scientists, Routledge, London.
Denzin, N. Lincoln, Y. (1993) Handbook of Qualitative Research, Sage Publications, London.
5 Landscape assessment, landscape perception and preference methods
  Study Materials: Swanwick, C. (1991) Landscape Assessment Principles and Practice, Countryside Commission for Scotland.
Taylor, J. G., Zube, E. H. and Sell, J. L. (1987) Landscape assessment and perception research methods. In R. B. Bechtel, R. W. Marans and W. M. Michelson (Eds), Methods in Environmental and Behavioural Research, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc. New York.
6 Attitude measurements in designed landscapes

  Study Materials: Bechtel, R.W. Marans, R.W., Michelson, W.M. (1987) Methods in Environmental and Behavioural Research, Van Nostrand R.old Company Inc., New York.
Haynes, R.M. (1982) Environmental Science Methods, Chapman and Hall, London.
Kerlinger, F.N. (1973) Foundations of Behavioural Research, 2nd Edition, David McKay Co. New York.
7 Research design and hypothesis formation
  Study Materials: Gardner, G. (1978) Social Surveys for Social Planners, Open University Press, Milton Keynes.
8 Selection of research instruments
  Study Materials: Neuman, W. L. (2000) Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, 4th Edition, Allyn and Bacon, Boston.
9 Questionnaire design and implementation techniques
  Study Materials: Oppenheim, A. N. (1992) Questionnaire Design, Interviewing and Attitude Measurement, Pinter, London.
Sudman, S. and Bradburn, M. N. (1982) Asking Questions, Jossey-Bass Publishers, London.
10 Selection of target groups and sampling strategies
  Study Materials: Henry, G.T. (1990) Practical Sampling, Sage Publications, London.
11 Pilot study and reliability analysis
  Study Materials: Robson, C. (1993) Real World Research: A resource for Social Scientists and Practitioner Researchers, Blackwell, Massachusetts.
12 Data analysis using computer packages
  Study Materials: Bryman, A. Cramer, D. (1997) Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS for Windows: A Guide for Social Scientists, Routledge, London.
13 Presentation of results and preparing reports
  Study Materials: May, T. (1997) Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process, Open University Press, Buckingham.
14 Ethical concerns in social science research
  Study Materials: Baydar, M.L., Gül, H., Akçil, A. (2007) Bilimsel Araştırmanın Temel İlkeleri. SDÜ Yayınları, Yayın no:79. Isparta.