HUK 501 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Scientific Research Methods
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 501
Fall
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Required
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide the graduate students with the basic methods and tools of scientific research.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Understand the basic dynamics of academic research
  • Acquire basic skills for academic writing
  • Explain how academic texts are designed in law
  • Classify the writing techniques used in an academic text
  • Define the basic elements of scientific writing process
  • Distinguish the approaches of scientific studies
Course Content This course is specifically designed for lawyers. It focuses on how to conduct scientific research in general and how to translate it into writing.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction of the course and explanation of the course
2 Introduction to scientific research: What is scientific research? What is scientific writing? What’s scientific article? Day, p. 1-10
3 What is a scientific claim? What are the characteristics of the scientific claim? Volokh, p. 39-72.
4 Writing design Volokh, p. 81-144; Day, p. 25-26.
5 Writing design Volokh, p. 81-144; Day, p. 25-26.
6 Research tips Volokh, p. 145-158
7 Writing strategies Volokh, p. 169-199
8 Use of evidence Volokh, p. 201-265
9 Use of evidence Volokh, p. 201-265
10 Analysis of scientific research article Volokh, p. 269-324
11 Citation manuals in law Day, p. 41-43; Chicago Manuel of Style & Bluebook
12 Citation manuals in law Various journals in Turkey
13 Publication: Title, summary and submitting an article Volokh, p. 341-374; Day, p. 21-23
14 Academic ethics Volokh, p. 425-434
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
  • Robert A. Day, Bilimsel Bir Makale Nasıl Yazılır ve Yayımlanır?, Çev. Gülay Aşkar Altay, TÜBİTAK, 1996
  • Eugene Volokh, Akademik Metinler Nasıl Yazılır? Hukukçular İçin Rehber, Çev. Ertuğrul Uzun, Tekin Yayınevi, 2019.
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
50
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
64
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
1
64
    Total
224

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To consolidate the ability of interpretation of events on the basis of legal principles by analytical thinking in the field of private law. X
2 The acquisition of knowledge on private law and its sub-disciplines. X
3 To generate new information putting together the knowledge of various disciplines with theoretical and applied ones that are gained from expert level of private law. X
4 To have the ability for utilizing theoretical and applied knowledge gaining from expert level of private law on the analysis of the problems. X
5
To be able to interpret with a critical point of view by making connection between legal concepts, institutions and methods.
X
6 To be able to convey the expert level of knowledge and equipment that will be possessed on private law and its sub-disciplines effectively verbally and in writing. X
7 To be able to solve legal disputes, particularly those brought before the judicial bodies. X
8 To be able to have effective communication skills. X
9 To pursue social, scientific and ethical values during the processing and evaluation of knowledge. X
10 To be able to conduct an independent study that requires specialty in the field of private law and about its sub-disciplines. X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest