COURSE UNIT TITLE

: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS AND PUBLICATION ETHICS

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
EBE 5539 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5

Offered By

Institute Of Education Sciences

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SUAT TÜRKOGUZ

Offered to

Curriculum and Instruction Non-Thesis
Educational Administration and Supervision Non-Thesis
Special Education (Non-Thesis-Evening)
Family Education and Counselling Non-Thesis
Curriculum and Instruction Non-Thesis
Environmental Education Non-Thesis
Guidance and Psychological Counseling Non-Thesis

Course Objective

Students will understand the basic concepts and relationships among these concepts, like scientific method, science, variable and measurement. Valid and reliable measurement / data collection and sampling techniques in researches will be covered in the course. Connected with, students will identify the key factors in reliable and valid measurements and researches. Students will formulate research problems and sub-problems. Students will get acquainted with basic statistical techniques mostly used in hypothesis testing and will be able to select proper techniques for the related hypotheses and learn ethics principles in scientific reseach

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Knowledge of basic terms of science and scientific method
2   Formulate research problem, sub problems and related hypotheses
3   Testing to hypotheses
4   Choosing proper samples
5   Write a research project
6   Develop scientific attitude
7   Believing that they can conduct scientific researches
8   Implementing a research project.
9   recognizing the ethics rules in scientific studies

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Science and scientific method.The origin of scientific thought, definition of science and scientific method. The steps of scientific method.Scientific researches the features of scientific researches. The characteristics and of functions of science. Scientific attitude and related behavioral characteristics.
2 Educational measurement and evaluation: Variables and scales. Continuous and discrete variables. Dependent and independent variables. Nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales. Permissible arithmetic operations for each scale. Statistical techniques which are appropriate for each scale. Errors in measurements
3 Data collection. The measurement means used in education. Questionnaires, scales, achievement tests other measurement ways.
4 Instrumentation: Validity and reliability of measurement. Calculation of reliability and validity coefficient of attitude scales and achievement tests. Context validity, criterion validity, predictive validity.
5 Problem identification and hypothesis formation. Theoretical construct of the research. Statement of problem Statement of sub-problems Purpose of the research Limitations Basic assumptions Definitions of the basic terms
6 Problem identification and hypothesis formation. Theoretical construct of the research. Statement of problem Statement of sub-problems Purpose of the research Limitations Basic assumptions Definitions of the basic terms
7 Review of literature and related researches-1
8 Review of literature and related researches-2
9 Various research types. Experimental researches, descriptive researches. Interior and external validity of various researches
10 Methodology: Population/ sample, sampling techniques. Data collection techniques in educational researches (questionnaires, attitude scales, questionnaires, documents, national statistics)
11 Basic statistical concepts
12 Findings and interperations: Examples of findings and interpretations taking into consideration previous literature. Guidelines for writing the results. Tabulations of the findings. Table titles.
13 Ethical considerations in scientific publications
14 Ethical considerations in scientific publications
15 Final exam

Recomended or Required Reading

Balcı, Ali. (2004). Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma. Ankara: Pegem Yayıncılık.
Babbie, Earl. (2004) The Practice of Social Research. 10th Edition. USA: Wadsworth/Thomson Inc.
Boumo, Gary D. (1987). A Handbook of Social Science Research, a Practical Guide for Students. New Edition. Revised and Expanded. New York: Oxford University Press.
Büyüköztürk Şener. Sosyal Bilimler Için Veri Analizi El Kitabı. Birinci Baskı, Ankara: Pegem Yayıncılık, 2002.
Christensen, Larry B. (2004). Experimantal Methodology. Ninth Edition. USA: Pearson Education. www.ablongman.com
Deobold B. Van Dalen (1973). Understanding Educational Research. An Introduction. Third Edition. McGraw-Hill Company,
Kaptan, Saim. (1982) Bilimsel Araştırma Teknikleri ve Istatistik Yöntemleri. Ankara: Rehber Yayınevi.
Karasar, Niyazi. (1982). Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi. Ankara: Bahçelievler.
Ekiz, D. (2003). Eğitimde Araştırma Yöntem ve Metotlarına Giriş, Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık.
Erdem, A. (2007a). Bilim, araştırma ve etik, Türk Hijyen ve Deneysel Biyoloji Dergisi, 64 (2), 47-53.
Erdem, A. R. (2007b). Öğretim Üyesinin Bilim Insanı Yetiştirme Sorumluluğu ve Bu Sorumluluğun Gerektirdiği Mesleki Etik,
Akademik Dizayn Dergisi, 1 (2), 77 81.
Erdoğan, M. (2006). Bilimsel Makale Yazma Etiği: Eleştirel Gözlemler. In K. Karakütük (Ed), Sosyal bilimlerde süreli
yayıncılık-1. Ulusal kurultay bildirileri (ss: 95-97), Ankara.
Güriz, A., & Öztürk, O. (2002). Bilimsel Araştırmada Etik ve Sorunları, Ankara: Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi (TÜBA) Yayınları.
Tezbaşaran, A. Ata. (1976) Likert Tipi Ölçek Geliştirme.Türk Psikologlar Derneği.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Presentation, discussion, seminar. Verbal and written practical works. Brain storming.

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTEG MIDTERM GRADE
2 ASG ASSIGNMENT
3 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE
4 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTEG * 0.30 +ASG* 0.10 + FCG* 0.60
5 RST RESIT
6 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTEG * 0.30 + ASG * 0.10 + RST * 0.60


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

The homeworks will be assessed by directly adding to the term work scores in semester. The exam dates will be indicated in the lesson plan. As the exam dates become definite, the previously announced dates may change.

Assessment Criteria

In-class participation and written homework, end-of-semester final homework and short report presentation.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

1. It is obligated to continue to at least 70% of lessons .
2. Behaviours such as copying in exams, clashing and making intials in the publications will be concluded with the opening of a disciplinary investigation.
3. The instructor has right to make quizzes. The scores obtained from quizzes will be directly added to exam scores.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

suat.turkoguz@deu.edu.tr
ercan.akpinar@deu.edu.tr
suha.yılmaz@deu.edu.tr

Office Hours

Tuesday-16.00-Thursday-16.00

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 13 3 39
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 1 25 25
Preparation for quiz etc. 1 10 10
Preparation for final exam 1 10 10
Design Project 1 10 10
Preparing assignments 13 2 26
Project Assignment 1 1 1
Final Assignment 1 1 1
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 122

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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