COURSE UNIT TITLE

: PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND ETHICS

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
SBE 6000 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5

Offered By

Graduate School of Social Sciences

Level of Course Unit

Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR MÜBECCEL BANU DURUKAN SALI

Offered to

Translation Studies
Basic Islamic Sciences
Islamic Histroy and Arts
Philosophy and Religious Sciences
MANAGEMENT
Public Finance
Archaeology
Economics (English)
Maritime Security, Safety and Environmental Management
PSYCHOLOGY
History
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Econometrics
PHILOSOPHY
Public Administration
Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
Tourism Management
Maritime Business Administration
General Linguistics
International Relations (English)
Business Administration (English)
Economics
Disaster Administration
European Studies
Private Law
American Culture and Literature

Course Objective

To provide theoretical method information required for scientific research aimed at making contributions to science or scientific methods, to examine different approaches in the field, to discuss scientific studies roadmap and quality level. To discuss the main professional approach and responsibilities in research and publication process of the scientists in the context of philosophy of science, to raise awareness of scientific ethics.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   To identify purposes of science and scientific research
2   To explain and position theories which form a basis to methods for scientific research in historical perspective
3   To associate scientific research with different scientific perspectives
4   To evaluate scientific studies in terms of scientific criteria
5   To design a scientific research and method on his/her own including theoretical framework
6   To identify the ethical values and social responsibilities of a scientist

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Concepts of science and scientific research; purposes and functions of science
2 Classification of sciences
3 Historical development of science
4 Formation and properties of theories; main methodological concepts
5 Properties and criteria of being scientific in social sciences
6 Theory of Science Approaches 1: Positivism, Carnap: logical positivism
7 Theory of Science Approaches 2: Popper: Critical Rationalism; Kuhn: Paradigm Shift
8 Theory of Science Approaches 3: Feyerabend: Relativism; Lakatos: Research Programmes
9 Theory of Science Approaches 4: Lorenzen: Methodological Structuralism; Bridgman: Operationalism
10 Theory of Science Approaches 5: Marxist Approach; Habermas: Critical Theory
11 PhD Theses and Philosophy of Science 1: Subject Design, Theoretical dimension, Scientificity
12 PhD Theses and Philosophy of Science 2: Forming and testing hypotheses, academic language, academic writing rules
13 Social significance of scientific research and scientific ethics
14 Scientific Misconduct and Legislations in the World and Turkey

Recomended or Required Reading

Primary source: Cemal YILDIRIM : Bilim Felsefesi, Istanbul 2014
Secondary sources:
Ömer DEMIR : Bilim Felsefesi, Istanbul 2012
Karl R. POPPER : Bilimsel Araştırmanın Mantığı, Istanbul 2010 ; Andrea GIENOPOULOS/Bruce STUTZ/John LANGONE : Bilimin Serüveni, Istanbul 2010

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE
3 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE * 0.40 + FCG* 0.60
4 RST RESIT
5 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE * 0.40 + RST* 0.60


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

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

To be announced.

Assessment Criteria

Midterm and final exams

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

To be announced.

Office Hours

To be announced.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 14 3 42
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 14 2 28
Preparation for midterm exam 1 15 15
Preparation for final exam 1 20 20
Reading 14 1 14
Final 1 3 3
Midterm 1 3 3
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 125

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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