Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
REK5202 Research Methods II Spring 3 0 3 8
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: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. HASAN KEMAL SUHER
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Development of skills in advertising and marketing research with respect to generating research questions, following correct methods in order to reach reliable results, planning qualitative and quantitative studies, developing questionnaries, coding data and analyzing the data with the SPSS program and reporting the findings.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1)The students who succeeded in this course;
The students will be able to define what marketing and advertising research is, what kinds of information it can provide, and how it is used by marketing management.

2)To identify and explain alternative research methods and their relative strengths and weaknesses.

3)To determine which advertising and marketing research methods will be suitable to analyze which types of marketing problems.

4)To identify and describe major types of measurement techniques and data collection methods.

5)To analyze data obtained through marketing research using the SPSS software.

Course Content

This course provides a broad overview of social sciences researches especially marketing and advertising research from a practical and applied perspective. Students will learn the basics of research and how to conduct a research project.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Social Research - Research Design
3) Conceptualism, Operational Defination and Mesurement
4) Sampling - Reability and Validity
5) Research Techniques (Survey Research)
6) Research Techniques (Survey Research)
7) Research Techniques (Focus Group)
8) Qualitative Data Analysis
9) Quantative Data Analysis (Introduction to Statistics and Hypothesis Testing)
10) Introduction to SPSS (Menus and Data Entry)
11) Frequency Tables and Descriptive Statistics
12) Cross Tables and Chi-Square Analysis
13) T-Test
14) One Way of Analysis (ANOVA)


Course Notes / Textbooks: Earl Babbie. The Practice of Social Research, 12th Edition (America: Wadsworth, 2010)

Roger D. Wimmer ve Joseph R. Dominick, Mass Media Research, An Introduction (America: Wadsworth, 2011) 9. Basım

Darren George and Paul Mallery, SPSS For Windows Step By Step, A Simple Guide and Reference, 10th Edition (America: Pearson, 2010)
References: Arthur Asa Berger, Media and Communication Research Methods, An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (Sage Publications, 2000)

John W. Creswell, Research Design, Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches, 2nd Edition (Sage Publications, 2003)

Ian Brace, Questionnaire Design, How to Plan, Structure and Write Survey Material for Effective Market Research (İngiltere: Kogan Page, 2004)

Filiz Çakar, Sosyal Bilimlerde İstatistik (Alfa Yayınları, 2000)

Şener Büyüköztürk, Veri Analizi El Kitabı, İstatistik, Araştırma Deseni, SPSS Uygulamaları ve Yorum, 4. Basım (Pegem yayıncılık, 2004)

Darren George and Paul Mallery, SPSS For Windows Step By Step, A Simple Guide and Reference, 6th Edition (America: Pearson, 2006)

Andy Field, Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, 2nd Edition (Sage Publications, 2005)

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 0
Homework Assignments 2 % 10
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 13 75
Laboratory 13 75
Final 3 45
Total Workload 195

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) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.