What is scientific research?

Until the past decade, scientists, research institutions, and government agencies relied solely on a system of self-regulation based on shared ethical principles and generally accepted research practices to ensure integrity in the research process, which advocated for many non-standard views on the nature of research. Among the very basic principles that guide scientists, as well as many other scholars, are those expressed as respect for the integrity of knowledge, Interaction, honesty, objectivity, and openness. These principles are at work in the fundamental elements of the scientific method, such as formulating a hypothesis, designing an experiment to test the hypothesis, and collecting and interpreting data. 

This course exploring these basic principals and guide students to understand the various aspects of Scientific Research. It will discuss different research methods, designing research and shaping ideas and scientific arguments. They will learn that formulation of a problem is often more essential than it’s solution so they can spend time in interaction and brainstorming to fully explore many aspects of the problems. Students are expected to participate actively in the classes, write essays and pass a final examination.  

Course details

 Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (FENG)
 Department: Department of Architectural Engineering
 Course title: Principles of Scientific Research
 Course code:PSR5035
 location:FENG, F1H10
 Period:Academic Semester Spring 2015
 hours/week: 2 hrs
 No. of Units: 4
 LecturerDr Dilan Majid Rostam
 SupportOffice Hours by appointment
 ReviewerDr. Taghreed Khaleefa
 Last Reviewed

Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.