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Non Thesis
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Course Objectives: 

To be able to convey information about scientific research, writing article and data analysis, and to teach research ethics.

Course Content: 

Scientific research methodology, scientific research elements, research methods’ steps (research, problem, hypothesis, experiment, results, discussion, and result), writing scientific article, research article structure, research study design types, literature research and its importance, data analysis, statistical interpretation of raw data.

Teaching Methods: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case-study
Assessment Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Presentation, C: Homework, D: Project, E: Lab

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Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes Program

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Can conduct literature research. 8,9,10,11 1,2,3,4,5 A,B,C
Can collect scientific data. 8,9,10,11 1,2,3,4,5 A,B,C
Can analyze scientific data. 8,9,10,11 1,2,3,4,5 A,B,C
Can make statistical interpretation of data. 8,9,10,11 1,2,3,4,5 A,B,C
Can write scientific articles. 8,9,10,11 1,2,3,4,5 A,B,C

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to scientific research methodology Lecture notes
2 Scientific research elements Lecture notes
3 Research methods’ steps (research, problem, hypothesis, experiment, results, discussion, and result) Lecture notes
4 Literature research and its importance Lecture notes
5 Research study design types Lecture notes
6 Research article structure Lecture notes
7 Research paper presentations Lecture notes
8 Basic statistics Lecture notes
9 Data analysis Lecture notes
10 Statistical interpretation of raw data Lecture notes
11 Scientific article sections and scientific article writing rules Lecture notes
12 Scientific article sections and scientific article writing rules Lecture notes
13 Writing review article Lecture notes
14 Review article presentations Lecture notes

Recommended Sources

Lecture Notes  
Additional Resources Textbook and other recommended books

Material Sharing

Documents Lecture Notes
Assignments Presentation
Exams Two Presentations


Presentation 1   50
Presentation 2   50
Total   100
Final (Writing Article) to Success   40
Semester to Success   60
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To be able to comprehend the economic problems of agriculture; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data at micro and macro levels for economic applications; analyzing the ways of increasing production by applying the basic principles of economy in agriculture; to make the right decision for the future; to produce project-based solutions; ability to apply with contemporary techniques.            
2 To be able to monitor national and international agricultural markets, to understand the behavior of market actors; ability to predict the effects of economic and political developments on the Turkish agricultural sector and interpret and make decisions.            
3 Marketing of agricultural products by using marketing principles and methods; have the basic knowledge about market research and ability to interpret.            
4 Agricultural production tools, equipment, methods and equipment to recognize; application of plant and animal production techniques and models; Ability to use the theoretical and practical knowledge related to plant breeding, plant breeding, seed production, genetics, physiology, ecology, biotechnology, plant gene resources, organic agriculture and meadow-pasture management in the field of field crops.        


5 To develop and deepen their knowledge in the field of information systems at the level of expertise; interpreting and integrating the information acquired in information systems with the information coming from related disciplines; ability to develop new approaches to complex problems in applications in information systems.            
6 Ability to possess wide and deep knowledge in the field of Agricultural Trade and Management including the most recent advances; ability to possess advanced level of required skill, techniques and methods to conduct research by using and evaluating up-to-date information; ability to model, design and develop solutions, a system, a process or a product under realistic constraints by generating innovative and original ideas.            
7 Ability to perceive, design and apply an original research process (analytical, modeling or experimental) independently: ability to solve complex problems and critically evaluate the ideas and developments in the field of specialization. Ability to transfer advancements in scientific, technical and cultural developments to the society with the ethical responsibility and scientific objectivity.            
8 Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English; the ability to write and understand effective reports, to make effective presentations, to give and receive clear and understandable instructions.         X  
9 Ability to work effectively in disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; self-study skills.         X  
10 To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility awareness; the ability to inform the society on issues related to biodiversity, natural resources, air, water, soil pollution, recycling, environmental sensitivity, environmental protection.         X  
11 Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and constantly renew oneself.         X  



Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (Hour)
Course hours 14 3 42
Presentation and preparation to presentations 2 25 50
Reading article outside of class 14 8 112
Writing an essay for the final exam 1 50 50
Total Work Load     254
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     10,16
ECTS Credit of the Course     10