INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Management PhD
2012-2013

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
BUS 604 Qualitative Research Methods Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 278 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Muhammed Kürşad ÖZLEN, Assist. Prof. Dr. Muhammed Kürşad ÖZLEN, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The objective of this course is to present the fundamentals of defining a research problem and to introduce some types of qualitative research process. By doing so it is aimed to provide the students with the necessary information of carrying out a qualitative research.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Why Do Research
  2. What Are the Major Types of Social Research
  3. Theory and Research
  4. The Meanings of Methodology
  5. How to Review the Literature and Conduct Ethical Studies
  6. Strategies of Research Design
  7. Qualitative Measurement
  8. Midterm
  9. Qualitative Sampling
  10. Case Study Approach
  11. Literature Review Study
  12. Writing Up the Research
  13. Overview
  14. Final

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
      Description (%)
      Method Quantity Percentage (%)
      Project160
      Midterm Exam(s)120
      Final Exam120
      Total: 100
      Learning outcomes
      • Capable of completing a qualitative research
      • Capable of criticisizing a qualitative research
      TEXTBOOK(S)

        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 Examination820160
        Preparation for Final Examination7,50
        Total Workload: 278
        ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 11