COMPUTER APPLICATION IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

Course Code: 
PA 421
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
2
Application: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to provide the solid understanding of how to formulate the research questions in social sciences in general and the use of statistical tools and to teach the application of these notions in SPSS programme.
Course Content: 

 The course aims to cover the basic concepts of the statistics such as the type of variables, the descriptive tools to summarize data, the concept of probability, the probability distributions, the significance tests and their application in SPSS programme.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program’s Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Formulate research question in social sciences

6,12

1,2,3

A

Learn basic statistical concepts

12,6

1,2,3

A,C

Apply the basic statistical process using SPPS programme

6,12

1,2,3

A,C

Interpret the outcomes obtained from SPSS applications

12,6

1,2,3

A

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Statistical review I: research questions and data

 

2

Statistical review II: descriptive statistics of data analysis

 

3

Selecting the exploratory and statistical procedures

 

4

Creating data file, import data file, statistics subcommand in SPSS

 

5

Exploring and describing the data

 

6

Comparing averages: one sample tests

 

7

Comparing averages: two-samples tests

 

8

MIDTERM EXAM

 

9

One factor between subject experiment: one way ANOVA

 

10

One factor between subject experiment: Kruskal-Wallis test

 

11

Between subjects factorial experiments

 

12

Within subjects factorial experiments

 

13

Measuring statistical association

 

14

Measuring statistical association: correlation analysis

 

15

Review

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

IBM SPSS Statistics 19 Made Simple, Psychology Press,Kinnear &Gray Taylor Francis Group, 2011

Additional Resources

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Quizzes

   

Assignment

   

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

When students have completed the Public Administration Undergraduate Program, they will be able to;

 

 

 

 

 

1

understand and have universal principles of public administration as well as gain knowledge of the structure and process of Turkish Public Administration,

 

X

   

 

2

gain knowledge of superiority of law and believe in universal principles of law and also know Turkish legal System,

X

     

 

3

behave environmentally sensitive and responsible and develop public policies on this issue,

X

     

 

4

understand the importance of Atatürk thought  within the guidance of science

 

X

   

 

5

be executive and administrative candidates who know well Turkish socio-politic history and structure,

 

X

   

 

6

integrate technological developments and implement technology in an efficient and effective manner in both public and private sectors,

 

 

 

 

X

7

improve communication and leadership skills,

 

X

 

 

 

8

improve ability of expressing in English and Turkish,

 

X

 

 

 

9

gain knowledge of EU legislation (acquis communataire),

X

 

 

 

 

10

appraise global and regional developments,

 

X

 

 

 

11

realize / recognize the importance of art,

 

 

 

 

 

12

prepare their career also in private sector - apart from government executives,  as such the flexibility of the program and on the facilities of double major and minor,

 

 

 

 

X

13

compare and select the professional opportunities in the field related to the international relations and administrative law.  

 

X

 

 

 

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

3

48

Mid-terms

1

3

3

Quiz

1

2

2

Final examination

1

8

8

Total Work Load

   

109

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,36

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5