Academic Catalog

IAM698 RESEARCH METHODS AND ETHICS

Course Code: 9700698
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 10.0
Department: Institute Of Applied Mathematics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is a fundamental course for any kind of graduate program since its focus is on the scientific research method. It provides an introduction to the research design as well as ethical issues in scientific research. More specifically, the course provides students with an integrated framework for doing research. Students will gain methodological skills which will assist them in applying to the research process, such as defining the research questions, design and define the research methods, survey design, data inquiries. In this way, the students learn to manage their thesis writing process independently, writing their own research paper. The role of ethics in research, ethical issues in conducting research will be emphasized to assure ethical aspects in scientific research.