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SDÜ Education Information System Course Content
Programme
Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Mining Engineering
Course Information
Course Unit Code
Course Unit Title
Credit Theoretic
Credit Pratic
Credit Lab/A
Credit Total
Credit Ects
Semester
01MAD9619
Basic Principles of Scientific Research
3.00
0.00
0.00
3.00
6.00
1
Course Information
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Type of Course Unit
Elective
Course Coordinator
Professor Ata Utku AKÇIL
Course Instructors
1-Ata Utku Akçil
Course Assistants
5-Ayşenur Tuncuk
Course Aims
Course aims at providing a grasp of research process, and helping students gain research skills and ability to operationalize basic concepts in research question or hypothesis; and providing an understanding of such basic terms, methods, techniques and processes as knowledge, data, information, science, scientific developments, scientific research, research subjects and questions, variables, sampling, data collection, report writing and presentation along with science and research principles and ethics; to prepare a research project in accordance with the criteria of TUBİTAK or / and BAP.
Course Goals
To have a grasp of the basic concepts of science and scientific research and to be able to operationalize basic concepts in research question or hypothesis
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit
1) To have a knowledge of scientific research methods and techniques and to be able to utilize the basics of scientific research methods and techniques
2) To be able to collect and analyze data; and write, report and present scientific data and findings
3) To have a basic knowledge about science and research ethics
4) To be able to prepare a research project in accordance with the criteria of TUBİTAK or / and BAP.
Course Contents
To help student get a grasp of such concepts and processes as knowledge, the types of knowledge, science, scientific method, scientific research, research subject and question, variables etc. To help students make connection among theory, research and empirical data; understand and make use of research process, data collection and survey methods and techniques. To be able to determine research questions and research proposals; to be able to operationalize basic concepts in research question or hypothesis; to be able to make library research, internet search and literature review; to be able to prepare a article review; to be able write a research report in accordance with research ethics and present it efficiently and effectively; to be able to prepare research project in accordance with the criteria of TUBİTAK or / and BAP.
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses
 
Recommended Optional Programme Components
 
Mode Of Delivery
 
Level of Course Unit
 
Assessment Methods and Criteria
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Studies During Halfterm
Number
Co-Efficient
Activity
Number
Duration
Total
Visa
1
40
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week)
13
3
39
Quiz
0
0
Time Of Studying Out Of Class
13
3
39
Homework
1
20
Homeworks
2
15
30
Attendance
0
70
Presentation
2
15
30
Application
0
0
Project
2
15
30
Lab
0
0
Lab Study
0
0
0
Project
2
50
Field Study
0
0
0
Workshop
0
0
Visas
1
2
2
Seminary
0
0
Finals
1
2
2
Field study
0
0
Workload Hour (30)
30
TOTAL
180
Total Work Charge / Hour
172
The ratio of the term to success
30
Course's ECTS Credit
6
The ratio of final to success
70
 
TOTAL
100
 
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
M. L. Baydar, Hüseyin Gül ve Ata Akçil, Bilimsel Araştırmanın Temel İlkeleri, SDÜ Yayınları, Isparta, 2007, 2008, 2009.
Additional Resources
1. Hüseyin BAL, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, S.D.Ü. Yayınları No. 20, Isparta, 2001.
2. Ali Balcı, Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma: Yöntem, Teknik ve İlkeler, Pegem Yayıncılık, 2001.
3. Chave Frankfort NACHMIAS ve David NACHMIAS, Research Methods in the Social Sciences, St. Martin?s Press, 1992.
Material Sharing
Documents
For midterm (1) and for final project (1) total (2) Papers
Assignments
For midterm (1) and for final project (1) total (2) Papers
Exams
1 midterm and 1 final exam
Additional Material
 
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
Work Placements
As with any other educational component, credits for work placements are only awarded when the learning outcomes have been achieved and assessed. If a work placement is part of organised mobility (such as Farabi and Erasmus), the Learning Agreement for the placement should indicate the number of credits to be awarded if the expected learning outcomes are achieved.
Program Learning Outcomes
No
Course's Contribution to Program
Contribution
Course Content