The paper deals with some general issues of scientific research in the field of architecture. It notes the state of development and methodological equipment of this research. It mentions the nature of science, anti-scientific tendencies and their connection with research in architecture. It describes the types of research methods used, methods of related scientific disciplines and formulates recommendations in this area. It also deals with related issues of scientific text writing. The article was created as a summary of lectures in doctoral studies at the Faculty of Architecture STU in Bratislava.