FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Course Name   SOCIAL RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS (ERASMUS ELECTIVE)
Semester Course Code Theoretical / Practice time ECTS
6 3503673 3 / - 3
Course Degree Bachelor's degree
Course Language İngilizce
Format of Delivery: Face to Face
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Fatih EREN
Coordinator e-mail feren3000 gmail.com
Instructors
Asst.Prof.Dr. Fatih EREN
Asistant Instructors
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to teach students the stages of social research process to emphasize coherence between research theory, strategy, data collection and data analysis to teach the way of the production of research questions and hypothesis to show the way of designing valid social research to show the importance of research ethics to show how different research paradigms produce different type of knowledge to tell the importance of the identity of researcher, the topic and the community in a research. Students will learn several quantitative and qualitative research methods in the context of this course.
Basic Sciences Engineering Scinces Social Sciences Educational Sciences Artistic sciences Medical Science Agricultural sciences
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Course Learning Methods and Techniquies
Lectures, seminars
Week Course Content Resource
1 The nature, role and aim of social research and planning research Clifford, N and Valentine, G (2003) (eds) Key Methods in Geography, Sage, London.
2 Research process data production Flick, U (2002) An Introduction to Qualitative Research (2nd ed), Sage, London
3 Production of research questions Flyvberg, B (2001) Making Social Science Matter: Why social enquiry fails and how it can succeed again, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
4 Role of theories Kitchin, R and Tate, N (2000) Conducting Research into Human Geography, Pearson, Harlow. Pages 20 - 22.
5 Harmony between research hypothesis and data analysis method Maginn, P J (2006) Urban Policy Analysis through a qualitative lens: overview to special issue, Urban Policy and Research, Vol. 24, no. 1, pp 1 - 16.
6 Selection and the use of theories and concepts Thompson, S (2006) The Quest for Heartful Environments: A qualitative researchers journey, in Urban Policy and Research, Vol. 24, no. 1, pp 17 - 38.
7 Research quality, consistency, validity and ethics Kitchin, R and Tate, N (2000) Conducting Research into Human Geography, Pearson, Harlow.
8 Seminar Lecture Notes
9 Workshop Lecture Notes
10 Alternative social research approaches 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 Explanation, causality, truth, generalization Wiles, J et al (2005) Narrative analysis as a strategy for understanding interview talk in geographic research, Area, Vol. 37. 1, pp 89 -99.
13 Seminar Lecture Notes
14 Workshop Lecture Notes
Assesment Criteria   Mid-term exam Final exam
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Term Studies : - - - -
Attendance / Participation : - - - -
Practical Exam : - - - -
Special Course Exam : - - - -
Quiz : - - - -
Homework : - - 1 60
Presentations and Seminars : 1 20 - -
Projects : - - - -
Workshop / Laboratory Applications : - - - -
Case studies : - - - -
Field Studies : 1 20 - -
Clinical Studies : - - - -
Other Studies : - - - -
Mid-term exam   - - - -
Final exam   - - - -
ECTS WORK LOAD TABLE   Number Duration
Course Duration : - -
Classroom Work Time : - -
Presentations and Seminars : 1 15
Course Internship : - -
Workshop / Laboratory Applications : - -
Field Studies : 1 15
Case studies : - -
Projects : - -
Homework : 1 60
Quiz : - -
Mid-term exam : - -
Final Exam : - -
ECTS 3
No COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES CONTRIBUTION
D.Ö.Ç. 1 to understand the meaning of explanation, generalization and validity concepts for social research 3
D.Ö.Ç. 2 to gain an ability to evaluate the validity of others research 3
D.Ö.Ç. 3 to learn several quantitative and qualitative research techniques 3
D.Ö.Ç. 4 to appreciate the significance of the identity of the researcher, the research subject and the research community 3
D.Ö.Ç. 5 to learn the basic principles of research design and the ion of correct strategy in a planning research 4
D.Ö.Ç. 6 to gain an ability to develop research hypothesis and to test it 4
D.Ö.Ç. 7 to be able to formulate research questions and to develop a research proposal 4
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