INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
FES 303 Introduction to Research Methods Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Zafer KONAKLI, Assist. Prof. Dr. Zafer KONAKLI, 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 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. Scales
  9. Scales
  10. Reliability
  11. Reliability
  12. Validity
  13. Validity
  14. Preconditions for Using Different Statistical Analysis and Reporting
  15. Preconditions for Using Different Statistical Analysis and Reporting

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Self Evaluation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project140
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • Busines Research Methods, Blumberg/Cooper/ Schindler, McGraw- Hill, Higher Education

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
      Midterm Examination (1 week)122
      Final Examination(1 week)122
      Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
      Preparation for Final Examination11515
      Assignment / Homework/ Project12525
      Seminar / Presentation12525
      Total Workload: 125
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5