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Program Type: 
Thesis
Course Code: 
HRM 598
Semester: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
10
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 

The goal of this course is to emphasize the importance of scientific research and enable students to make business decisions using scientific research techniques. The aim will be to enhance students' understanding of the potential ethical issues facing managers in modern organizations, the ethical dilemmas which can present themselves and to suggest ways in which these dilemmas might be more effectively dealt with in the practical situation.

Course Content: 

Understanding the framework for scientific thinking and inference as well as the processes for the development of scientific research will establish the particular focus of the course. In this regard, the course will start with the question “What is Science?” and we will look at the competing theories and paradigms that deal with the question. We will then continue with plagiarism and ethics issues in scientific research. In this course, we will also focus on how to make scientific inferences. The analysis of descriptive and causal inference will be followed by different types of research. We will then move to issues of the research question, literature review, hypothesis formulation, and research design. In the final two weeks of the course, through the examination of actual research projects, we will be able to evaluate the formulation of scientific thinking as well as the development of research processes in scientific articles.

Teaching Methods: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Research
Assessment Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Explains the scientific approaches. 1,2,3 A,C
Writes scientific research, cites other authors appropriately and shows references. 1,2,3 A,C
Knows the steps of the scientific research process 1,2,3 A,C
Formulates a research hypothesis that fits the purpose of the study. 1,2,3 A,C
Collects data from the field using the appropriate data collection method. 1,2,3 A,C
Tests the data using appropriate statistical analysis. 1,2,3 A,C
Implements solutions to solve the business problems based on the research results 1,2,3 A,C

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 INTRODUCTION-BASES OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Scientific Approaches
2 RESEARCH PROCESS 1  
3 RESEARCH DESIGN Exercises
4 Explore the types of ethical dilemmas that people (especially managers) can face in the various organizational contexts, whether private sector or public sector.  

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Exercises related to the topics covered in class, additional course documents.
Assignments A research study that includes all the steps of the scientific research process.
Exams Midterm, final exam

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 30
Assignment 1 20
Total   50
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   50
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   50
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Students learn the essential body of knowledge in the area of human resources and apply them in business life X        
2 Students can apply business theories and methods by gaining expertise in human resources management.   X      
3 Students with their research methodologies knowledge can choose the appropriate methods for data gathering and analyzing and can understand and interpret the results, studies, and reports.         X
4 Students gain the required qualifications to make strategic decisions and to take the leader role.     X    
5 Students have the tendency to take an active role in teamwork and can contribute to the team consciously.     X    
6 Students can evaluate information coming from different disciplines, combine that information and they have an interdisciplinary viewpoint.     X    
7 Students have the responsibility and knowledge to conduct independent and original studies both in the business and academic arena.         X
8 Students can follow the local and global business environment dynamics and interpret them.       X  
9 Students understand business ethics and social responsibility concepts   X      
10 Students have required the English proficiency to follow the current events and improvements in their professional area and to communicate their ideas in the international business arena.         X
11 Students should understand the importance of lifelong learning to maintain personal and professional development.     X    
12 Students should demonstrate that they have the discipline and responsibility to conduct an independent study, project, research.       X  
13 Students can demonstrate that they have the commercial law knowledge which is shaping the global business world and though these they have the ability to reach a solution. X        

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 12x Total course hours) 12 4 68
Projects 1 20 20
Final 4 15 60
Total Work Load     148
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,6
ECTS Credit of the Course     6