Academic Catalog

EUS520 RESEARCH ETHICS, METHODS AND DESIGN IN AREA STUDIES

Course Code: 8330520
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: European Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Masters
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr DERYA GER AKDER
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course aims to provide students with a general assessment of research design within social sciences with a specific focus on area studies. It will present the students various qualitative methods and research designs involved in social scientific issues. By presenting key discussions from the philosophy of social sciences followed by discussions on research design, the course will help the students reflect to analyze different research designs methods used in the prominent works of area studies. It will also include assignments that will demand from the student the use of several research methods for an original topic of their choosing. The course will hence encourage both reflective thinking on social scientific research in area studies as well as key methodological issues.