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Research Methodology

The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science

Authors: Pruzan, Peter

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  • Conveys an appreciation of the nature, rationale, aims and limitations of science
  • Gives insight into the differing approaches to uncertainty in research
  • Provides checklists for writing up your research
  • Uses examples to develop awareness of ethics and responsibility in scientific research
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About this Textbook

This book is an in-depth guide to effective scientific research. Ranging from the philosophical to the practical, it explains at the outset what science can – and can’t – achieve, and discusses its relationship to mathematics and laws. The author then pays extensive attention to the scientific method, including experimental design, verification, uncertainty and statistics. A major aim of the book is to help young scientists reflect upon the deeper aims of their work and make the best use of their talents in contributing to progress. To this end, it also includes sections on planning research, on presenting one’s findings in writing, as well as on ethics and the responsibilities of scientists.  

About the authors

Dr. Peter Pruzan is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Management, Politics & Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark. He was born and raised in the United States, holds degrees from Princeton (B.Sc.), Harvard (MBA), Case-Western Reserve (PhD), and the University of Copenhagen (Sc.D.). He is a naturalised Danish citizen. Peter Pruzan has been the president of a successful, innovative, international consultancy and held professorships at the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen and CBS. He spends roughly half of each year abroad, primarily in India, where he mentors PhD students on Research Methodology. 

Reviews

“The book is just plainly interesting from both a philosophical point of view and in its considerable practical material, a breadth of material not found elsewhere. … Research Methodology is a remarkable book which I highly recommend to both PhD students and working scientists. It is clear, well written, and thought provoking.” (Martin A. Uman, Journal of Research Practice, Vol. 13 (1), August, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research Methodology
Book Subtitle
The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27167-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27167-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27166-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80084-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 326
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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