This paper provides some information about the methods for scientific researches in the discipline of art history. A general framework has been drawn only based on the basic logic of research methods, since the formal characteristics of theses and research texts are mostly determined by the institutes and editorial boards. The term of research methods accounts for all the steps taken within a process beginning from deciding to make a research on a given topic to accomplishing the work. First of all, it should be known that this process is made up of some certain levels and requires great much of patience. The process generally consists of such stages as determining and limiting the topic, detecting a heading compatible with the topic, making a study schedule, scanning the related literature, field-survey and typing. All of the texts on art history are constructed through these stages. However, it should not be understood that this is the rule and this sequence not to be revised. For instance, scanning literature bears continuity from the very beginning to the accomplishment of the work. It is considered that the data to be provided with this study will guide the students of art history in their scientific studies. The methodological knowledge and study discipline that any person adopts in undergraduate level are the most basic occupational qualifications from which he/she benefits during his/her professional life.
Keywords: art history, scientific research methods, resource scanning, content plan, thesis writing