Program :

Baccalaureate in Philosophy

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Teacher :

Dr Joseph Kaduppil


An introductory course for initiating the students to scientific research, study and to help them to write scientific papers. Method followed is lecture and assignments. The course includes: Different methods of study and ways to develop a personal strategy and study design; Different steps to prepare a scientific research paper: Finding, narrowing and focusing on a topic of research, discovering and evaluating the sources, ways to fix the right title of the research paper; developing the outline of a research paper; Collecting of materials for the paper: evaluating, grouping and documenting them; The art of writing a research paper: writing an introduction, developing the body of the paper, writing a conclusion. The research formatting and references of a research paper: The structure and typography, digital materials and citing online resources; Notes and Bibliography; Avoidance of unethical practices. The scientific method of reviewing a book.


  1. Turabian Kate L., A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th edition, Chicago and London, 2018.
  2. Vellarackal P., Methodology of Scientific Research, Kottayam, 2014.
  3. Babbie, Earl R., The Basics of Social Research, 7th edition, Boston, 2007.
  4. Cone, J.D. & Foster, S.L., Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish, Washington, D.C, 2006.