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Research Methods in Health Management
Department / Program Health Management
Course Code 16310
Type of Course Required
Level of Course First Cycle
Year of Study 2016-2017
Semester Spring Semester
Number of National Credit 3
Number of ECTS 5
Name of Lecturer

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Learning Outcomes The learning outcomes of this course include: basic stages of scientific research, research ethics, research design, data collection, data analysis methods.
Courses Contribution to Program Learning Outcomes
    1 2 3 4 5
 1-  To have knowledge about theoretical and practical information related to the field of health management and to be able to implement this knowledge X
 2-  To gain knowledge and skills on understanding, analyzing and directing administrative, financial, technical and medical process of health organizations. X
 3-  To have knowledge and skills on managing information systems on health management and to be able to effectively us it. X
 4-  To understand basic elements of health system in national and international level, to comprehend health planning and health policy, to analyze health sector economic and financially. X
 5-  To have knowledge and skills to make quantitative and qualitative analyses in health management and to be able to implement this knowledge. X
 6-  Critical and innovative thinking in problems faced during health management process, having the ability to use scientific methods and technics in decision making and problem solving. X
 7-  Following the changes in the field of health care management and have the ability to provide specific solutions related health care system of the country. X
 8-  Having the ability to conduct effective communication and teamwork X
 9-  Being aware of legal, social and ethical responsibilities, comply with the legal regulations and ethical principles of health management area. X
Made of Delivery Face to Face
Work Placements NA
Recommended Optional Programme Components NA
Course Content Week Topics
1 Science
2 Positivism
3 Post-positivism approaches
4 Principal concepts in scientific researches

Literature Search

6 Bias in research
7 Measurement
8 Types of measures
9 Validity
10 Reliability
11 Sampling
12 Sampling
13 Research designs Questionnaire, interviewing and observation
14 Research designs Questionnaire, interviewing and observation
Recommended Readings 1. Remzi Altunışık vd. (2005). Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma Yöntemleri: SPSS Uygulamalı. Sakarya Kitabevi
2. Niyazi Karaasar (2002). Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemi. Nobel yayınlar.
3. Ali Balcı (2004). Sosyal Bilimlerde Araştırma: Yöntem, Teknik ve İlkeler. Pegema yayıncılık.
Learning Activities and Teaching Methods Lecture, Discussion
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Mid-Term : 1 40
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Assignment :
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Final Examination : 1 60
Language of Instruction Turkish
Work Placement NA
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 1 14
Assignments 14 5 70
Quizzes 1 4 4
Individual Study for Mid-term Exam(s) 1 10 10
Individual Study for Final Exam 1 10 10
Total Work Load     150
Total Work Load/ 30 (s)     5
ECTS Credit of the Course     5



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