FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Course Name   RESEARCH METHODS AND TEQNIQUES
Semester Course Code Theoretical / Practice time ECTS
3 3503358 2 / 2 3
Course Degree Bachelor's degree
Course Language Turkish
Format of Delivery: Face to Face
Course Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özer KARAKAYACI
Coordinator e-mail karakayaci gmail.com
Instructors
Doç.Dr. Özer KARAKAYACI , Dr.Öğr.Üy. Fatih EREN
Asistant Instructors
Course Objectives To introduce students with social science research, to teach the nature, aim and role of social research for planning, to show differences between different research approaches, to introduce students with qualitative research methods, to teach data analysis and interpretation, to teach how a research question is developed and how an appropriate research theory, strategy and method can be ed, to teach valid research design, to introduce students with quantitative research methods, to teach numerical data analysis and interpretation, to teach simple quantitative methods which are necessity for city planners, to give information about quantitative calculations and data that planners can use in their professional life.
Basic Sciences Engineering Scinces Social Sciences Educational Sciences Artistic sciences Medical Science Agricultural sciences
50 0 50 0 0 0 0
Course Learning Methods and Techniquies
Week Course Content Resource
1 Introduction: Portre Design Clifford, N and Valentine, G (2003) (eds) Key Methods in Geography, Sage, London.
2 What is a research? Flick, U (2002) An Introduction to Qualitative Research (2nd ed), Sage, London.
3 The Role of Research Flyvberg, B (2001) Making Social Science Matter: Why social enquiry fails and how it can succeed again, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
4 Research Design Yates, S. (2004) Doing social science research, London: SAGE/Open University.
5 Qualitative Research Denzin, N.K. and Lincoln, Y.S. (eds) (1994) Handbook of Qualitative Research, Thousand Oaks: SAGE.
6 Observation, Interview May T. (2001) Social research: issues, methods and process (3rd edition). Buckingham: Open University Press.
7 Observation Workshop Lecture Notes
8 Visual Material Analysis Kitchin, R and Tate, N (2000) Conducting Research into Human Geography, Pearson, Harlow.
9 Workshop (Visual Material Analysis) Lecture Notes
10 Case Study Willis, K (2006) Interviewing, in Desai, V and Potter, R (eds) Doing Development Research, Sage Publications, London, pp 145 - 152
11 MID-TERM EXAM Lecture Notes
12 Workshop (Case Study) Lecture Notes
13 Document Analysis Wiles, J et al (2005) Narrative analysis as a strategy for understanding interview talk in geographic research, Area, Vol. 37. 1, pp 89 -99.
14 Workshop (Document Analysis) Lecture Notes
15 Seminar (Data Collection on the Web) Lecture Notes
Assesment Criteria   Mid-term exam Final exam
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ECTS 2
No COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES CONTRIBUTION
D.Ö.Ç. 1 To understand the importance of the identity of a researcher in a social research 3
D.Ö.Ç. 2 To gain an ability to design a research and to produce original data. 4
D.Ö.Ç. 3 To formulate a research question, to develop a research hypothesis, to develop a research proposal, to develop a research strategy to test a hypothesis or to answer a research question. 4
D.Ö.Ç. 4 To be able to evaluate the validity of other research 3
D.Ö.Ç. 5 To gain an ability to use some of qualitative and quantitative research methods. 4
D.Ö.Ç. 6 To understand what the concepts of explanation, generalization and validty means in qualitative and quantitative research. 3
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