Introduction to Scientific Research Methodology

Course Code: TP 115 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Theology • Field of study: Pastoral Orthodox Theology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Razvan Brudiu
Seminar tutor: Razvan Brudiu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 14
Number of teaching hours per week: 1
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2

Course aims:

To read, communicate and write easily a text partaining to the field of humanities;
For the student to have individual study skills in the library and using unpublished documents;
For the student to use Office programs (WORD, EXCEL, PPS).

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Preliminary issues 1.1. Choosing a theme; 1.2. Making working hypotheses; 1.3. The elaboration of the research plan; 2. Documentation Documentation sources; Direct documentation methods and techniques; 3. Information processing 3.1. Processing steps; 3.2. Processing methods and techniques; 3.3. Modeling and simulation; 3.4. Analysis and interpretation of results; 4. Formulation of conclusions 4.1. Types of results; 4.2. Ways of presentation; 5. Presentation 5.1. Regarding the choice of topic and the purpose of the research; 5.2. Research plan and methodology used; 5.3. Documentation and processing difficulties; 5.4. Content and structure of the paper; 5.5. Results obtained and personal contributions; 5.6. Regarding the importance of results.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, exemplification, conversation, debate, PowerPoint presentation, video-projections.

Learning outcomes:

The discipline aims to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge on how to choose, define and argue about the research topics in the field of theology.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper-interpretative essay – 40%. Frontal evaluation / Oral exam: 60%

Recommended reading:

Daniel Benga, Metodologia studiului și cercetării științifice, Sophia Publishing House, București, 2003, X.
Nicolae Gherghel, Cum să scriem un articol științific, Editura Științifică, București, 1996, X.
Magdalena Vulpe, Ghidul cercetătorului umanist. introducere în cercetarea și redactarea științifică, Clusium Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, 2002, x.
Diana Câmpan, Introducere în cercetarea științifică, Reîntregirea Publishing House, Alba Iulia, 2009, x.
Ilie Pîrvu, Introducere în epistemologie, Polirom Publishing House, Iași, 1998, X.