KSU5337 Scientific Research Methods on Urban StudiesBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs URBAN SYSTEMS AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT (TURKISH, THESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
KSU5337 Scientific Research Methods on Urban Studies Fall 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi NİLGÜN CAMKESEN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Giving ability about concepts and terminology that used in research phase and result phase.

Giving ability about basic trends in urban studies in terms of theoretical and procedural phases in national and international phases.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Subject has relation with research focused licence and master degree programmes and can be integrated with statistics and seminar lessons, and also with thesis researches.

Course Content

Different methodologies and theoretical approaches in urban researches, research problems, design of urban research, collecting data in urban research, qualificial and quantitive techniques, selection and implementation of suitable methods and techniques in urban researches, field study principals and implementations in urban research, resulting research and analyzing the datas, presenting the results, implementing the methods.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Scientific Research
2) Classical Approaches in Methodology
3) Modern Approaches in Methodology
4) Quantitative Research Design In Urban Research
5) Qualitative Research Design In Urban Research
6) Urban Research Design
7) Examples from modern world urban researchs-1
8) Examples from modern world urban researchs-2
9) Urban Research In Turkey-1
10) Urban Research In Turkey-2
11) Urban Research In Turkey-3
12) Research-Atelier Study-1
13) Research-Atelier Study-2
14) Research-Atelier Study-3


Course Notes / Textbooks: Derste Verilen Notlar / Lecture Notes
References: Toplumsal Araştırma Yöntemleri, Cilt I ve Cilt 2 W.L. Neuman, 2007 Yayınodası Yayıncılık.

Kentleşme Yazıları Mübeccel B. Kıray 1999 Bağlam Yayınları

Bütünleşmemiş Kentli Nüfus Sorunu Tansı Şenyapılı, 1978 ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Yayınları

Sosyal Araştırmalara Giriş K.F. Punch 2005 Siyasal Yayınevi

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 0
Quizzes 4 % 10
Homework Assignments 5 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 10 6 60
Homework Assignments 5 20 100
Quizzes 4 10 40
Midterms 1 30 30
Final 1 40 40
Total Workload 270

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Improving and enhancing information in expertise level on the concept of transportation licence level abilities in terms of transportation department and related departments. 4
2) Having detailed information about current technics, methods and their constraints in transportation engineering. 4
3) Estabilishing engineering problems, improving methods for solution, implementing new methods in solutions 4
4) Completing and implementing information with limited datas, integrating informations of different discipline datas
5) Estabilishing engineering problems, improving methods for solution, implementing new methods in solutions
6) New/origin idea and method implementing, improving new solutions in system, part and process designs.
7) Understanding process and results of studies, presenting the datas oral and written in related department on national and international scales, understanding a foreign language, having speaking, writing and reading level at least Europan Language Portfolio B2.
8) Understanding social and environmental phases of technological implementations. Listing ability of current technics, methods, effects, constraints and results of technological implementations.
9) Considering social-scientific-ethic values in collecting-understanding-implementing-presenting phases and all activities.
10) Having information detailed and deeply by implemented researching in technology, evaluating and implementing of information
11) Developing method for defined technological problems and implementing innovative methods in solutions.
12) Modelling and implementing of experimental investigations, solving of complex cases in this process