Ders Kodu: 
RSCH 410
Ders Dönemi: 
Güz
Ders Tipi: 
Zorunlu
Teori Saati: 
3
Uygulama Saati: 
0
Kredi: 
3
AKTS: 
4
Dersin Dili: 
İngilizce
Dersin Amacı: 
The course objective is to explain the importance of scientific investigation and to illustrate the application of research techniques into business world. The course is mainly intended to teach empirical approach, measurement process, and to certain extent, the use of statistical techniques for data analysis purposes.
Dersin İçeriği: 

This course basically covers the bases of scientific research, measurement, research variables, hypothesis formulation, research design, data collection methods and data analysis techniques such as Correlation, T-Test, ANOVA and regression.

Dersin Öğretim Yöntemleri: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Research
Dersin Ölçme Yöntemleri: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Research

Dikey Sekmeler

Dersin Öğrenme Çıktıları

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Explains the scientific approaches.

9, 14

1,2,3

A,C

Writes scientific research, cites other authors appropriately and shows references.

6, 14

1,2,3

A,C

Knows the steps of scientific research process

2, 9, 14

1,2,3

A,C

Formulates research hypothesis that fits to the purpose of the study.

9, 14

1,2,3

A,C

Collects data from the field using the appropriate data collection method.

9, 14

1,2,3

A,C

Tests the data using appropriate statistical analysis.

2, 9, 14

1,2,3

A,C

Implements solutions to solve the business problems based on the research results

2, 9, 13, 14

1,2,3

A,C

 

Dersin Akışı

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

INTRODUCTION & BASICS OF THE COURSE /SCIENTIFIC APPROACHES

Scientific Approaches

2

THE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

REVIEWING RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

3

SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION & TYPES OF RESEARCH METHODS

Articles, Dissertations, Research Proposal

4

RESEARCH PROCESS (1) /  RESEARCH PROBLEM FORMULATION

Articles, Dissertations,

5

MEASUREMENT / CONCEPTS & VARIABLES

Exercises /cases

6

RESEARCH PROCESS (2)& RESEARCH MODEL

Exercises

7

TYPES OF HYPOTHESIS & HYPOTHESIS FORMULATION

Exercises

8

MIDTERM

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9

RESEARCH DESIGN

Exercises

10

DATA COLLECTION METHODS

Examples of Data Collection Methods

11

INTRODUCTION TO SPSS  &   DATA ENTRY

Statistics

12

DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS, RELIABILTY ANALYSIS

Statistics

13

CORRELATION ANALYSIS

Statistics

14

DIFFERENCE TESTS- T-TEST, ANOVA

Statistics

15

Review

 

16

Final

 

 

Kaynaklar

Textbook

Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2012) Research Methods for Business Students, (6th.ed.), Pearson.

 

Additional Resources

Sekaran, Uma and Bougie, Roger. (2012). Research Methods for Business: A Skill Building Approach. 5. (Ed.).

 

Materyal Paylaşımı

Documents Exercises related to the topics covered in class, additional course documents.
Assignments A research study that includes all the steps of scientific research process.
Exams Midterm, final exam

 

Değerlendirme Sistemi

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

60

Assignment

1

40

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

50

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

50

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Dersin Program Çıktılarına Katkısı

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

Students should demonstrate their knowledge of the essential body of knowledge in business management (functions of management: organization theory: policy and strategy: information, technology and operations management; human capital management; accounting; finance; marketing; economics; and an integrated perspective).

X

 

 

 

 

2

Students should demonstrate their ability to construct strategy, make organizational decisions and define the required processes to execute these decisions by utilizing the concept and knowledge in business management and by considering cultural and ethical values.

 

X

 

 

 

3

Students should demonstrate the ability to understand the dynamics of global business environment; follow the changes and improvements and understanding the importance of flexibility and creativity in the changing global business world

X

 

 

 

 

4

Students should demonstrate their comprehension of basic economics, law and social sciences which shape the global business environment and their ability to make decisions via these knowledge.

 

 

X

 

 

5

Students should demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively and work in harmony with members from different disciplines.

 

 

X

 

 

6

Students should be able to effectively communicate in writing or orally in global business environment.

X

 

 

 

 

7

Students should be able to appreciate and recognize contributions of individuals from diverse cultures, and should be able to effectively communicate, positively contribute and work as a team member.

 

 

X

 

 

8

Students should be able to use common information and communication technologies employed in business management.

 

 

 

X

 

9

Students should be able to define problems related with business processes, gather data, choose the required methods to analyze the data, evaluate the results and identify the necessary practices and communicate their ideas effectively.

 

 

 

 

X

10

Students should be able to demonstrate their ability to make contributions in business team or project groups, take responsibility and take the leadership role.

 

 

 

 

X

11

Students should demonstrate their understanding of business ethics and social responsibility concepts and motivation to take active role in these subjects.

 

 

 

X

 

12

Students should have required English proficiency to follow the current events and improvements in their professional area and to communicate their ideas in international business arena.

 

X

 

 

 

13

Students should understand the importance of lifelong learning to maintain personal and professional development.

 

 

 

X

 

14

Students should demonstrate that they have the discipline and responsibility to conduct and independent study, project, research.

 

 

 

 

X

 

AKTS İş Yükü Tablosu

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

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

16

4

64

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

16

4

64

Mid-terms

1

3

3

Homework

1

6

12

Final examination

1

3

3

Total Work Load

 

 

146

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5.84

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6