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Research Methodology: The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science

Research Methodology: The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science

by Peter Pruzan

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9783319271668
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Peter Pruzan is Professor Emeritus at theDepartment 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 Pruzanhas 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.

Table of 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.

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