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Academy of Technical and Art Applied Studies

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Methods Course code: 317218 | 6 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Master applied studies
Year of Study: 1
Semester: 1
Requirements: None
Goal: The objective of the course is to get better insight into the methodology and application of appropriate methods and techniques of applicable and scientific research. Students will use theoretical underpinnings to find critically review literature relevant to their scientific field and determine how research findings can be used in forming their master thesis.
Outcome: To enable students to successfully select and define topics, as well as planning and organization in writing and oral presentation of scientific-professional and specialist papers. Upon completing this course, each student will be able to understand research terminology, demonstrate knowledge of research processes, critically analyze published research using print and online databases, employ formats for citations of print and electronic materials, identify, explain, compare, and prepare the key elements of a research proposal and report.
Contents of the course
Theoretical instruction:
  1. Introduction.
  2. Definition of science.
  3. Development of scientific research.
  4. Methodology of scientific research.
  5. Research organization.
  6. Research methods.
  7. Methods of data collection.
  8. Data processing methods.
  9. General and special scientific methods.
  10. Structure of scientific / professional work.
  11. Types of scientific results.
  12. Writing and publication of scientific work.
  13. Writing specialized (professional) work.
  14. Evaluation of scientific results.
  15. Final considerations, analysis, self-evaluation.
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
  1. Practical training program follows the lecture.
Textbooks and References
  1. Zoran Popović, Kako napisati i objaviti naučno delo, Academic Mind, 2014
  2. Andreas Öchsner, Introduction to Scientific Publishing, Backgrounds, Concepts, Strategies, Springer, 2013
  3. Oates, B. J., Griffiths, M., & McLean, R. (2022). Researching information systems and computing. Sage.
  4. Leavy, P. (2022). Research design: Quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research approaches. Guilford Publications.
  5. Fellows, R. F., & Liu, A. M. (2021). Research methods for construction. John Wiley & Sons.
  6. Hennink, M., Hutter, I., & Bailey, A. (2020). Qualitative research methods. Sage.
  7. Tracy, S. J. (2019). Qualitative research methods: Collecting evidence, crafting analysis, communicating impact. John Wiley & Sons.
  8. Bell, E., Bryman, A., & Harley, B. (2022). Business research methods. Oxford university press.
  9. ANĐELIĆ, S., BANJAC, N., ČOLAKOVIĆ, G., & EMIŠ-VANDLIK, N. (2017). Pisanje naučnog članka: UMRID formula. NAUČNI Č A SOPIS URG ENTNE MEDICINE, 31.
  10. Branislav Belić, Marko Cincović. Metode naučnog rada, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Poljoprivredni fakultet Novi Sad, 2020.
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 3
Practical classes: 2
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
activities during lectures
activities on practial excersises
seminary work
Final exam
Written exam
Oral exam