Универзитет у Београду, Рударско - геолошки факултет
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E-mail: igor.miljanovic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

Scientific Research Methods

Course Description

Study program: Environmental Engineering (X semester -DAS), Mine Mechanization (X semester -DAS), Mine Surveying (X semester -DAS), Mineral Processing (X semester -DAS), Surface Mining of Mineral Deposits (X semester -DAS), Underground Construction (X semester -DAS), Petroleum Engineering (X semester -DAS)

Name of subject: Scientific Research Methods

Instructors: Dr Igor Miljanović

Status: Optional

ECTS: 6

Prerequisites: Probability and Statistics

Course Objectives: Introducing students to the methodology of scientific research, use of professional and scientific literature. Training for the independent work.

Learning Outcomes: Student has acquired knowledge on principles, methods and rules of scientific research, is capable for use of online databases of professional and scientific literature and can independently write professional and/or scientific paper.

Content:

Theory teaching
1. Ethics of scientific research. Scientists’ integrity; 2. Importance of scientific research. Acquiring knowledge in science; 3. Introduction to scientific method. General and universal scientific methods; 4. Identification of scientific research problems. Development of research plan; 5. Searching through literature sources. Online databases; 6. Review and evaluation of scientific data and research trends; 7. Statistical methods in scientific research; 8. Mathematical models of occurrences, processes and systems; 9. Issues of scientific research in mining engineering; 10. Dissemination of tasks - seminal paper - writing of a scientific paper; 11. The concept of scientific work; 13. Research hypotheses. Selection of Methodology; 14. Technical processing of scientific paper; 15. Referencing. Copyright issues.

Practical teaching
1. Examples of scientific research ethics breaches. Analysis (1 session); 2. Scientific research methods in problem solving (2 sessions); 3. Searching through online sources of scientific research information (3 sessions); 4. Review and evaluation of scientific data and research trends (1 session); 5. Examples of scientific research papers in mining engineering. Analysis (1 session); 6. Statistical methods in scientific research (2 sessions); 7. Practical tasks - research paper (3 sessions); 8. Practical tasks - processing of scientific paper (2 sessions)

Suggested Reading List

  1. Стојадиновић, Д., 2003.: Основи научног рада. Економски факултет, Приштина,
  2. Војиновић, М., Миловановић, Д., 1998.: Методологија научно-истраживачког рада истраживачког рада. РГФ, Београд
  3. Kosso P., A Summary of Scientific Method, Springer, 2011.
  4. Gauch H.G., Scientific Method in Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2002
  5. Актуелна литература, према препоруци наставника

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
2 2 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Oral presentation, practical work, use of computers, use of online databases.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Oral Exam 30
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 20
Practical Classes 20
Seminars 30

Additional Assessment Criteria -