Department of Sociology


Course Code: 2320390
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

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Course Content

Main discussions in philosophy of science and their reflections to the analysis in sociology. The meanings of methodology: Positivist, interpretative and critical social sciences, feminist and post-modern research. Planning and preparing qualitative and quantitative research designs, measurement and sampling. Survey research and secondary data analysis. Field research (participant observation and interview techniques), historical and comparative analysis, and life history analysis. Research examples from sociological literature. Social research and communication with others- literature review and research report writing processes. The ethics and politics of Social Research.

Learning Outcomes

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