CSCD 506 Assignment Four
Identifying Research

Due Date: October 15th, 2018

Instructions
Examine the research examples below. Answer the question, Is this an example of research? (yes or no).
For some of them, if its not a good example of research, figure out how to make it into a research question.
Go on to suggest an example of a research question and one that is not a good example of research.

  1. I found an mpeg decoding algorithm. I learned about mpeg decoding. I implemented it. And it worked
    Is this an example of research? (yes or no) How could you make this into a research question if the answer is no?
  2. I took two existing mpeg decoders. I took some sample movies. I studied the decoders qualitatively. I measured them quantitatively. I concluded why one is better.
    Is this an example of research? (yes or no) How could you make this into a research question if the answer is no?
  3. I found an mpeg decoding algorithm. I implemented it. I measured it, I analyzed it and found a bottleneck. I instrumented the code to prove the hypothesis.
    Is this an example of research? (yes or no) How could you make this into a research question if the answer is no?
  4. I developed a new template to build a web site. Then, I used the template to build the web site.
    Is this an example of research? (yes or no) How could you make this into a research question if the answer is no?
  5. Create an example of a non-research question. Now, turn the non-research question into a research question.
Turn In
1. Write up the results in hard copy.
2. Bring them to class on Monday, October 15th to talk about in class