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Course Code and Title: SOS 206-Method in Social Sciences

Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: Second year, Spring
Course Length: One semester, 3 hours lectures per week
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 6
Lecturer: Dr. Halim Çavuşoğlu
Course Contents: Origins of science, its development, characteristics, categories, the differences between hard sciences and social sciences, basic concepts in social science methodology (presupposition, variable, theory, law, models, approach, paradigma, determinism, etc.= views of theorists on method, method and tecniques in sociology, writing proposal and report.
Course Objectives: At the end of the semester the students will be able to…
Account for the development and origins of science,
Account for the differences and similarities between hard sciences and social sciences,
Comprehend methods and techniques in sociology and apply these methods and techniques.
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions.
Assessment Method: Written exam (two midterms (50%) and one final (50%)).
Recommended Reading:
Cole, Stephen. ( 1999) Sosyolojik Düşünme Yöntemi-Sosyoloji Bilimine Giriş (çev. B. Demirkol), Ankara: Vadi Yayınları.
Çelebi, Nilgün. (1991) Sosyal Bilimlerde Yöntem, Konya: Teksir.
Duverger, Maurice. (1980) Sosyal Bilimlere Giriş (çev. Ü. Oskay), Ankara: Bilgi Yayınevi.
Gökçe, Birsen. (1988) Toplumsal Bilimlerde Araştırma, Ankara:
Güven, Sami. (2001) Toplumbiliminde Araştırma Yöntemleri, Bursa: Ezgi Kitabevi.
Keleş, Ruşen. (1976) Toplumbilimlerinde Araştırma ve Yöntem (yay.haz. R. Keleş), Ankara:TODAİE Yayınları.
Sencer, Muzaffer ve Irmak, Yakut. (1984) Toplumbilimlerinde Yöntem, İstanbul: Say kitap pazarlama.
Wallraff, Günter. (1986) En Alttakiler (çev. O. Okkan), İstanbul: Milliyet Yayınları.
Cole, Stephen. (1980) The Sociological Method-An Introduction to the Science of Sociology, (Third ed.) Rand McNally Publications Company, Chicago.

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