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CSC3031 : Research Methods, Tools and Techniques (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

•       To give experience of reading and interpreting the professional and research literature.
•       To provide an insight into current and future developments in computer systems
•       To apply research skills
•       To apply project management skills
•       To critically analyse literature in computing science
•       To engage with research disciplines
•       To carry out research

Research methods are a central part of computer science. The aim of this module is to develop the ability to explore research question in computing. This module applies the principles of research, experimental design and project management in computing project work.

Outline Of Syllabus

Research project planning: technical reports, conference proceedings, journals of record, texts, identifying information need, locating and accessing information.
The role of peer review in system development and in research.
Presentation of claims with supporting arguments: comparing and evaluating sources, critical evaluation of published material.
Dissertation/report writing: identifying the readership, standards in the discipline regarding use and citation of sources, writing styles.
Ethical issues involved in the academic and professional research work.
Individual research paper based study.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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