INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
BUS 301 Introduction to Research Methods Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 126 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Zafer KONAKLI, Assist. Prof. Dr. Muhammed Kürşad ÖZLEN, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
The objective of this course is to present the fundamentals of defining a research problem and to introduce the main steps of research process. By doing so it is aimed to provide the students with the necessary information of carrying out a research and solving a managerial problem.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Scientific Research
  2. Defining Research Problem
  3. Identifying Research Strategy
  4. Literature Review
  5. Developing Research Questions and Hypothesis
  6. Identifying Population and Sampling of Research
  7. Data Collections
  8. Paper Presentations
  9. Mid-term
  10. Scales
  11. Reliability
  12. Validity
  13. Preconditions for Using Different Statistical Analysis and Reporting
  14. Paper Presentations

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project70
    Midterm Exam(s)10
    Final Exam120
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • To do a research
    • To make appropriate reference
    • To write a scientific work
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • 1. Graziano and Raulin, 2010, Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry, 7e, Pearson Education
    • 2. Busines Research Methods, Blumberg/Cooper/ Schindler, McGraw- Hill, Higher Education
    • 3. Research Methods for Business Students, Saunders/ Lewis/ Thornhill, Prentice Hall

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)41664
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)11414
    Midterm Examination (1 week)21224
    Final Examination(1 week)11616
    Preparation for Midterm Examination188
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 126
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5