Methodology of Scientific Research Paper
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The goal of the subject is to introduce students to basic principles, functions and practical solutions of application of various methodologies of scientific research in the field of social sciences. The subject will provide the basic knowledge in the field of scientific research methodology.
|Number of classes per week:
PhD Full Professor
|Learning Outcomes (gained knowledge):
||Upon completion of the course students will be able to: use basic knowledge of philosophy and logic to understand scientific research; effectively use and evaluate information resources, and to apply appropriate methods of making scientific papers or research reports; students will be able to successfully use appropriate scientific research methods to address specific research tasks and problems.
||Basics of scientific theory and research; Business and economic research in the broader scientific context; Conceptual foundations of the research (concepts, theories and models, formulation and explanation of research topics and issues, defining the object and purpose of research, formulating the research hypothesis); Research approaches, strategies and planning (selecting the research methods, determining the population and sample for the research); Theoretical review of the research (review of the literature and research in accordance with the research concept); Operationalization of the research (measurement of economic variables; typology of data; search of primary and secondary sources; arranging the data; data analysis; hypothesis testing); Discussion of the results; Writing a research paper; Oral presentation of the research papers.
|Teaching Methods and Learning Activities:
||Lectures i.e. transfer of systematic knowledge from the literature. Illustrations and exercises. In addition to examples that will be discussed, the classes will involve solving problem tasks that will illustrate and practice specific topics (collectively and individually). Discussion of cases from practice. Preparation and presentation of seminar paper.
||Todorović, Z., Šijaković, I., Marić, Т. (2007). Instructions for the preparation of professional and scientific papers. Banja Luka: Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka;
Ristić, Ž. (2006). About the research, methods and knowledge. Belgrade: Institute for Educational Research;
Zelenika, R. (1998). Methodology and technology of preparation of the scientific and professional paper, third, revised and updated edition. Rijeka: Faculty of Economics;
Kukić, S. (2005). Methodology of scientific research. Mostar: Faculty of Economics.
|Types of Assessment for the subject:
||Colloquium I (0-20 points); Colloquium II (0-20 points); Final exam (0-50 points); Attendance (2point); Class activities (seminar papers, discussions, case studies) (0-8 points)
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