Research, Publication and Responsibility in Science

Course Description

Students will be familiarized with basic principles of scientific way of thinking and conduct of scientific research. They will learn which are the most relevant databases of bibliographic information and how to search them.They will learn about structure of scientific article, basic principles of writing and data presentation, as well as with a process of publishing a scientific paper.Through structured case discussions they will learn about possible ethical dilemmas in scientific work. Based on these discussions they will learn about principles of developing a sound moral argument.

General Competencies

Fundamental knowledge on scientific research, responsible conduct of research, publishing of research results and intelectual property rights. Experience in bibliographic and full-text database searcing.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify basic principles of scientific thinking and research
  2. explain the structure of a scientific paper
  3. practice searching of bibliographic databases
  4. identify basic principles of responisble conduct of research
  5. describe the procedure for granting patents
  6. describe the process of publishing of a scientific paper

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Exams

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Comment: Percent of Grade
Homeworks 0 % 15 % 0 % 15 %
Quizzes 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Class participation 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 30 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Written 0 % 70 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Science and scientific research
  2. Methodologies and types of scientific research
  3. Responisble conduct of research
  4. Data collecting and analysis
  5. Literature search
  6. Publishing research results
  7. Open access to scientific information
  8. Test
  9. Critical appraisal of an article
  10. Evaluation of scientific research
  11. Intellectual property in the research, development, innovation and technology transfer 1
  12. Intellectual property in the research, development, innovation and technology transfer 2
  13. Web and research
  14. Talk with a scientist
  15. Test

Study Programmes

University graduate
Computer Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Computer Science (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Information Processing (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Wireless Technologies (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)

Literature

David F. Beer, David McMurrey (2004.), Guide to Writing as an Engineer, Wiley
David F. Beer (2003.), Writing and Speaking in the Technology Professions: A Practical Guide, Wiley/IEEE Press
Jadranka Stojanovski (2007.), Online baze podataka : priručnik za pretraživanje : najvažnije svjetske baze podataka dostupne hrvatskoj akademskoj i istraživačkoj zajednici, Zagreb : CARNet.
Milica Gačić (2012.), Pisanje znanstvenih i stručnih radova, Školska knjiga
Ratko Zelenika (2000.), Metodologija i tehnologija izrade znanstvenog i stručnog djela, Rijeka: Ekonomski fakultet u Rijeci

Lecturers in Charge

Grading System

ID 46418
  Summer semester
2 ECTS
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lecturers
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises

General

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable