Research Methodology

The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science

  • Peter Pruzan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-326

About this book


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.  


Guide to good research practice Advice for young scientists Nature of scientific research Aims and limitations of science Best practice in science Scientific ethics and responsibility Design of research project Uncertainty and reproducibility in experiment Statistics and measurement uncertainty Tips for reporting scientific findings

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Pruzan
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  1. 1.Department of Management, Politics and PhilosophyCopenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27166-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27167-5
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