Volume 13 Issue 1 (2017)

A Book for Students of Science and Practicing Scientists: Review of Peter M. Pruzan's 'Research Methodology: The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science'

Martin A. Uman
University of Florida
Published August 22, 2017
  • design of research,
  • experimentation and measurement in science,
  • philosophy and practice of science,
  • probability and statistics in science,
  • research ethics,
  • scientific method,
  • training of scientists
  • ...More


This article is a review of a book on research methodology. The book covers a broader range of issues than is usually covered in the training of scientists. It deals with the aims and limitations of science and how one may distinguish between science and other forms of intellectual activity. The book offers elaborate coverage of the process of science, the uncertainties involved in it, and the issues of ethics and integrity. Thus, it delves into areas essential for the practice of science. It equips the reader with the conceptual repertoire and the critical outlook necessary to perform and write about science in a responsible manner. The book is highly recommended for both science students and practicing scientists.