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Course Code and Title: SOS 403-Research Methods and Techniques II

Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: Fourth year, Autumn
Course Length: One Semester, 3 hours lectures per week
Pre-requisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 8
Instructor: Dr. Esra Burcu
Course Contents:
The course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of qualitative research method, to its characteristics, to its history, to the fields where it is used, to the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods, and to the application process of the qualitative research method. Moreover the course introduces for discussion varies published works related to qualitative research method. The course also acquaints the students with the preparation of a project where the students will be using the qualitative research method.
Course Objectives:
At the end of the semester the students will learn the conceptual framework of the qualitative research method, its characteristics, its application process, and will be able to apply this theoretical information to research field work.
Teaching Method: Lectures, discussions, individual or group work, presentation
Assessment Method: Mid-term exam (25%), a research project (25%) and  final exam (50%)
Recommended Reading:
Cole, S. (1999), Sosyolojik Düşünme Yöntemi, Vadi Yay. Ankara (I.Bölüm ve IV.       Bölüm)
Morgan, M. (1999) Bir Çift Yürek, Dharma Yay. İstanbul
Myring, P. (2000) Nitel Sosyal Araştırmaya Giriş, Baki Kitabevi, Adana
Yıldırım, A. Şimşek, H. (2000), Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri,  Seçkin Yay.,    Ankara.
Shostak, M.  (2003), Nisa, Şahin Kaya Matb. İstanbul.
Pierce, J.E,  (2003), Bir Türk Köyünde Yaşamak, Şahin Kaya Yay., İstanbul.
Punch, K.F. (2005), Sosyal Araştırmalara Giriş: Nicel ve Nitel Yaklaşımlar, Ankara: Siyasal Kitabevi, (trans. D.Bayrak, H.B.Aslan, Z.Akyüz)

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