Academic Catalog

BS503 RESEARCH ETHICS AND METHODS IN BUILDING SCIENCE

Course Code: 8540503
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Building Science
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SOOFA TAHRA ELAS ZKAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Research: What it is and what it is not. Research ethics: over and covert plagiarism. Finding/choosing a research topic and the mechanics of conducting it. Reference sources: compilation for various types of bibliography. Citations and quotations. Paraphrasing and summaries. Working outlines. Research papers/reports, theses and dissertations. Use of writing manuals: Style, grammar and punctuation. Internet and computer software. Thesis abstracts. The final report.