Scientific Research Methodology
Code: 53897
ECTS: 1.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Sandro Skansi
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All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Course description
The objective of the course is to familiarize students with essential elements of scientific research in general, with specific features of research methodology of humanities and philosophy in particular, with methods of searching and analyzing bibliographical databases, and with the skills of oral and written presentation of one(s research results. The course will consists of lectures and seminars involving practical work with selected texts.

e-learning level 1
english level 1

After completing the course, students will be able to (1) recognize essential features of both philosophical and non-philosophical scientific writing; (2) compare and asses various research traditions and approaches to philosophy; (3) present their own views and arguments in both oral and written form; (4) prepare and complete smaller research projects.

Learning Outcomes
1. Use the basic research vocabulary specific of the field of philosophy
2. Apply the acquired methods and concepts when conducting their own philosophical research
3. Analyze , search through and refer to various sorts of bibliographic sources (e.g. evaluative and non-evaluative databases)
4. Define (in both oral and written form) philosophical arguments, views and theories in accordance with standard principles of research methodology and academic writing
5. Recognize typical violations of research integrity and rules of academic publishing.

Week plan
1. Scientific research in humanities and philosophy (2+0)
2. Scientific research in humanities and philosophy (2+0)
3. Aims and procedures of scientific research (1+1)
4. Aims and procedures of scientific research (1+1)
5. Basic concepts of scientific research (1+1)
6. Aims, types and the structure of scientific explanations (1+1)
7. Aims, types and structure of scientific explanations (1+1)
8. Categories of scientific and professional texts (1+1)
9. Categories of scientific and professional texts (1+1)
10. Bibliographic databases (evaluative and non-evaluative databases for philosophy) (1+1)
11. Citations, paraphrases and references (1+1)
12. Citations, paraphrases and references (1+1)
13. The structure of scientific paper (macrostructure and microstructure) (1+1)
14. The structure of scientific paper (macrostructure and microstructure) (1+1)
15. Ethics of science and research integrity (1+1)

On the basis of (a) regular and active attendance, (b) grade of the assignment and (c) grade of the written exam.
3. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory studij - Philosophy
Consultations schedule:


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