Second Cycle - Institute of Middle East Studies - Geography of the Middle East
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
ORCG750 Research Methods Compulsory 1 2 5
Objectives of the Course
Giving methodological insight and basics in the social science research and exploring terms and forms in a scientific publication
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1 Writes articles
2 Determines strength and weakness of the alternative methods in data gathering
3 Makes sampling
4 Sets probable measure of concepts
5 Defines basic methodological approaches and general role of methodology
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Library sources, printed sources, online databases
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 System approach in social sciences
2 Max Weber and societal move method
3 Historical method and comparative method
4 Functionalist method and structuralist method
5 Dialectical method
6 Mathematical approach in societal sciences
7 Scientific thinking and societal bases of methodology
8 Midterm
9 Method and Scientific method
10 Formal problems of scientific research
11 Student presentations
12 Student presentations
13 Student presentations
14 Student presentations
15 Student presentations
16 Student presentations
17 final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
İbrahim Armağan, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri, Dokuz Eylül Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Yayınları, 1983
İbrahim Armağan, Bilimsel Yöntem, Dokuz Eylül Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Yayınları, 1983
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
The courses have been designed in form of face to face presentations and it’s required for the students to write a term project.
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam170
Homework Exam130
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
Language Codes
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 15 2 30
Pre Class Self Study 15 1 15
Post Class Self Study 15 1 15
Midterm Preparation 1 10 10
Final Preparation 1 25 25
Research Presentation 1 30 30
Total 48 69 125
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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