Doctoral Program in Business Administration

Methodology of Quantitative Research(GE 711)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
GE 711 Methodology of Quantitative Research 1 3 0 0 3 9
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Doctoral Degree
Course Instructor(s) Mehmet Şakir ERSOY msersoy@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective The aim of the course is to familiarize the students with research methodology; principles of research and quantitative methods and tools which are frequently used in research .
Content Principles of Scientific Research,Research Problems and Ethics,Qualitative and Quantitative Research,Data, Variables and Scaling,Research Process
Resarch Design and Methods of Data Collection,Hypothesis Develoment and Testing,Sampling and Sampling Distributions,Quantitative Date Analysis
Mid term exam, Non-Parametric Tests,Regression Analysis,Factor and Discriminant Analysis, Presentation and Discussion
Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able:
1. to define the problematic of the research clearly,
2. to delimit a problematic feasible concerning the research,
3. to plan the steps of the research,
4. to form the research hypothesis and to test them,
5. to collect necessary quantitative and and to analyze them using , the appropriate technics,
6. to produce an analyze/ a comment/ a summary.
Teaching and Learning Methods Lecturing
Case Studies
Discussion on certain papers
References -Sekeran Uma,Roger Bougie,”Researche Methods for Business, A Skill Building Approach”, 5th Edition, Wiley, U.K. 2010.-
-Blumberg Boris, Couper Donald R .,Schındler Pamela S.,”Business Research Methods”,Second European Edition, Mc-Graw-Hill, Berkshire,U.K.,2008.
-Newbold P., Carlson W.L. & B. Thorne B., “Statistics For Business and Economics”, 7th ed., Prentice Hall, 2010.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Principles of Scientific Research
2 Research Problems and Ethics
3 Qualitative and Quantitative Research
4 Data, Variables and Scaling
5 Research Process
6 Resarch Design and Methods of Data Collection
7 Hypothesis Develoment and Testing
8 Sampling and Sampling Distributions
9 Quantitative Date Analysis
10 Mid term exam
11 Non-Parametric Tests
12 Regression Analysis
13 Factor and Discriminant Analysis
14 Presentation and Discussion
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 6 60
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 40
Toplam 7 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 4 20
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 20
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 1 20
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 6 60
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to understand the fundamentals and the development of scientific thought. X
2 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to analyze and interpret existing theoretical approaches, and to achieve a new synthesis. X
3 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to develop expertise in the field through information and experience from different sectors, such as production, marketing, management, accounting and finance. X
4 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to have a critical mind and to preserve intellectual independence. X
5 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to combine both advanced level and up to date theoretical and practical knowledge in his/her work. X
6 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to produce original scientific research. X
7 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to use qualitative and quantitative research methods expertly. X
8 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to innovate scientific methods by developing new ones or by applying known scientific methods to new areas. X
9 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to publish and present own work at reputable international conferences and in indexed journals. X
10 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to collaborate for research and education purposes with experts from different nationalities and disciplines. X
11 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the problems between society and the business community, and be proactive in the understanding, investigating and solving of these issues. X
12 Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to regard the scientific ethics with uppermost importance while pursuing their future work. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 12 4 48
Assignments 4 5 20
Presentation 1 14 14
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 32 32
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 176
Total Workload / 25 7,04
Credits ECTS 7
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