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Scientific Research Techniques
Department / Program Master of Science Program in Chemistry
Course Code 01KIM1281
Type of Course Required
Level of Course Second Cycle
Year of Study 2016-2017
Semester Spring Semester
Number of National Credit 3
Number of ECTS 6
Name of Lecturer


Learning Outcomes

1. To know the fundamental concepts related to the scientific research.

2. To know the steps of the scientific research.

3. To create a research problem, and to use scientific research methods in the solution process of the problem.

4. To prepare a research proposal related to the field.
Courses Contribution to Program Learning Outcomes
    1 2 3 4 5
 1-  To develop information at the level of expertise in relevant disciplines (Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry) on the basis of undergraduate knowledge X
 2-  To use the theoretical and practical information in the field of his expertise X
 3-  To understand and analyze the problems encountered in the related field and solve them using the research methods X
 4-  To develop a critical approach to his knowledge and skills acquired and learn to direct them X
 5-  To present the quantitative and qualitative data systematically in the current developments to the researchers in his field and outside the field of area in written, oral and visual form X
 6-  To be able utilize verbal and written communication in a foreign language listed in European Language Portfolio X
 7-  To use computer software in the level required by the area and to be able to use information and communications technologies at advanced level X
 8-  To be able to supervise the related data in the collection, interpretation, implementation and announcement stages by considering the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values and teach them X
 9-  To develop strategy, policy and application areas in his field and evaluate the results obtained in the quality framework X
 10-  To interpret information in his field by combining them with different disciplinary areas and to create a novel knowledge X
Prerequisites Not
Made of Delivery Face to Face
Work Placements Not
Recommended Optional Programme Components Not
Course Content Week Topics
1 Introduction and distribution of resources
2 Philosophy, knowledge, knowledge theory, philosophy of science
3 Scientific method, characteristics of scientific method, characteristics that differentiate science from the other knowledge collection methods
4 Population, sample, scientific research, steps of scientific research
5 Types of scientific research
6 Research proposal/plan
7 Scientific research process; problems, sub-problems
8 Purpose, research questions, hypothesis
9 Assumptions, limitations, definitions

Midterm exam

11 Related research and research method
12 Data collection instruments /techniques
13 Analysis of data and statistical techniques
14 Results, conclusion and suggestions. Preparing a final research report.
Recommended Readings

Kerlinger, F. N. & Lee, H. B. (1999). Foundations of behavioral research. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Büyüköztürk, Ş. ve diğerleri. (2011). Bilimsel araştırma teknikleri. Ankara: Pegema Yayıncılık.

Karasar, N. (2000). Bilimsel araştırma yöntemi. Ankara.

Kaptan S. (1998). Bilimsel araştırma metot ve teknikleri. Ankara.
Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
  Number %
Mid-Term : 1 30
Quiz :
Assignment : 1 10
Project :
Assignment :
Laboratory :
Other :
Final Examination : 1 60
Language of Instruction Turkish
Work Placement NA
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Assignments 1 15 15
Individual Study for Mid-term Exam(s) 1 15 15
Individual Study for Final Exam 1 30 30
Total Work Load     172
Total Work Load/ 30 (s)     5,73
ECTS Credit of the Course     6



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