This course aims to provide a solid foundation in conducting quality research at graduate level (especially at Master level) in the fields of science and engineering. Scientific research methods and their implications at different stages of the research process will be studied. Emphasis will also be placed on how to locate and make the best use of relevant sources, the development of a positive attitude toward research, the appreciation of scientific values (integrity, ethics, originality and academic freedom), and developing skills in the use of appropriate academic genres (research proposals, different types of report, journal papers, thesis) employing an appropriate format, style and language. The use of information technologies at all stages of research (on-line literature search, data processing, written communication and presentations) and other contemporary methods will also be considered together with a range of practical applications.
- Instructor: Osman Yılmaz