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Course Detail

Course Name Research Methodology
Course Code 19MEE402
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Semester Seven
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Problem definition, Objectives of Research, Approaches to Research, Importance of reasoning in research. Problem Formulation, Conducting Literature Review.

Unit 2

Development of Hypothesis, Measurement Systems Analysis, Statistical Design of Experiments, Numerical and Graphical Data Analysis: Sampling, Observation, Surveys, Inferential Statistics, and Interpretation of Results. Preparation of Dissertation and Research Papers. References, Citation and listing system of documents.

Unit 3

Intellectual property rights (IPR) – patents – copyrights – Trademarks – Industrial design geographical indication. Ethics of Research- Scientific Misconduct – Forms of Scientific Misconduct. Plagiarism, Unscientific practices in thesis work, Ethics in science

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to make the student:

  • To learn and practice the literature survey aspects of projects and prepare the scope and goals for the proposed project.
  • To learn, practice and improve the research presentation skills and with latest tools
  • To learn and understand the research publication ethics.
  • To prepare plagiarism free quality reports and journal articles

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Identify appropriate research topics
  • CO2: Select and define appropriate research problem and parameters
  • CO3: Prepare a research proposal
  • CO4: Organize and conduct research
  • CO5: Write research articles and thesis

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 2 1 1 1
CO2 2 3 2 1
CO3 3 3
CO4 3 3 3 3 2
CO5 3

Textbooks/ Reference

Textbooks/ Reference Books

  • Bordens, K. S. and Abbott, B. B., “Research Design and Methods – A Process Approach”, 8thEdition, McGraw-Hill, 2011
  • Davis, M., Davis K., and Dunagan M., “Scientific Papers and Presentations”, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Inc.
  • Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley, “Intellectual Property in New Technological Age”. Aspen Law & Business; 6 edition July 2012

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 100
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignments, Projects, Presentations, and Reports

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