Research Methods in Computer Science
Room: CEB 228
Time: Monday, Wednesday 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Taylor
Office: CEB, Office hour: 1:00 - 2 pm Tuesday, Thursday
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Course Notes and Reading
Welcome to the Syllabus for Research Methods in Computer Science
The Goals of this course are:
- To learn how to conduct literature reviews including critically reading papers,
assessing their results and summarizing the results in a written form.
- To learn how to pose a researchable question. In other words, what constitutes a
chunk of research at the Masters level?
- To learn the difference between a project and a Thesis.
- To learn how to write a publishable paper within the field of Computer Science. And, by
extension, how to write a thesis or project report
- To learn how to use statistics to support your work
Activities in Support of Goals:
- Conduct a Literature Review
- Come up with a Research Question
- Write a research proposal
- Analyze some data sets and learn to use statistical software
- Present results
Presentations from you
25% Literature Review Activities
- Review forms of papers read
- Draft Literature Review
- Literature Review itself
20% Research Question
- Critiqueing other's work
- Discovery of research question
- Posing a draft of research question
20% Scientific paper production
- Preliminary results of your work or survey that incorporates literature review
15% Presentation of a Result
20% Data Analysis
- Analysis of data in support of research
End of Syllabus