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RSCH 410
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Course Objectives: 
The course objective is to explain the importance of scientific investigation and to illustrate the application of research techniques in social world.
Course Content: 

The course is mainly intended to teach some basic principles of social research (such as empirical approach, types of social research, concepts, measurement process) for conducting surveys in different disciplines. Some examples of empirical research articles will be discussed in the classroom to explain the basic rules of writing an empirical and a conceptual article. If time allows, the class will include a section on data analysis methods. Overall, in this class, students will learn how to start a research project in their field of interest and become conversant in research methods that would be of particular help when they seek an answer to an unexplored phenomenon.

Course Methodology: 
: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Definition of knowledge and sources of obtaining knowledge. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3 A, C
2) Writes shapely bibliography from used sources. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3 A, C
3) Knows data collection techniques. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3 A, C
4) Learns research design methods. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3 A, C
5) Knows hypothesis and data analysis tecniques. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3 A, C

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Why do research? The Major Types of Survey Chapter 1/2
2 Why do research? The Major Types of Survey Chapter 1/2
3 Why do research? The Major Types of Survey Chapter 1/2
4 The Meanings of Methodology Chapter 4
5 Literature Review Chapter 4
6 Quantitative / Qualitative Measurement and Sampling Chapters 7/8
7 Quantitative / Qualitative Measurement and Sampling Chapters 7/8
9 Survey Research Chapter 10
10 Quantitative / Qualitative Measurement and Sampling Chapter 7/8
11 Nonreactive Research & Secondary Analysis Chapter 11
12 Field Research and Focus Groups Chapter 13
13 Analysis of Quantitative Data Chapter 12
14 Analysis of Quantitative Data Chapter 12

Recommended Sources

Textbook * Neuman, W. L. (2014). Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (7th. ed.), Pearson New International Edition (ISBN 978-0-205-78683-1)
Additional Resources * Sekaran, U. & Bougie, R. (2015). Research methods for business: A skill building approach. (6th. ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-119-94225-2)
* Cooper, D. R. & Schindler, P. S (2011). Business Research Methods (11th.ed.), McGraw Hill, Co. International Edition (ISBN: 978-0077-128922-1).

Material Sharing


Mid-terms 1 70
Quizzes (attendance, presentation, etc.) 0 0
Assignments 1 30
  Total 100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
  Total 100

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Defines basic concepts, theories, methods, and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.          
2 Demonstrates the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination, and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient teamwork in the production processes relative to the radio, television and cinema fields.          
3 Generates media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing up-to-date knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.          
4 Manifests professional knowledge and such skills as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management in different fields of radio, television and cinema locally and globally.          
5 Holds responsibility in broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.          
6 Comprehends the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.          
7 Evaluates radio, television and cinema fields analytically and critically from their institutional structuring to products regarding a wide range of cultural, artistic, economic, and social relations.          
8 Has the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.         X
9 Develops original projects for radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments, and ideas in the fields of art, culture, and media at the national and global planes.          



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (14 x total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 7 7
Quizzes (attendance, presentation, etc.) 0 0 0
Assignments 1 12 12
Final Examination 1 7 7
Total Work Load     96
Total Work Load / 25 (s)     3,84
ECTS Credit of the Course     4