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Author Pruzan, Peter, author

Title Research methodology : the aims, practices and ethics of science / Peter Pruzan
Published [Cham] : Springer, 2016


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Description xii, 326 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction -- Science -- Hypotheses, Theories and Laws -- Scientific Statements: Their Justification and Acceptance -- Measurement -- Experimentation -- Scientific Method and the Design of Research -- Uncertainty, Probability and Statistics in Research -- Research -- Ethics and Responsibility in Scientific Research
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Research -- Methodology.
Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 3319271660