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Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics

Module CodeCS7CS1
Module NameResearch Methods
Module Short Title
ECTS5
Semester TaughtMT
Contact Hours

2 Hours per week

Module PersonnelGaye Stephens, Caitriona Holohan, Glenn Strong, Sylvia Huntley Moore, Dave Lewis
Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this module should be able to:

  • CS1LO1 locate and obtain relevant research;   (LO5, L06)
  • CS1LO2 shape research questions and methods for answering them.;  (LO6)
  • CS1LO3 formulate, defend and communicate arguments; (LO5, LO6)
  • CS1LO4 write articles on novel research and position papers;  (LO5, LO6)
  • CS1LO5 constructively critique articles (LO5, LO6)
  • CS1LO6 Evaluate ethical challenges and ramifications of research.
Learning Aims

The module is designed to foster constructive reflection on methods of scientific research in computer science

Module Content

Specific topics addressed in this module include:

  • Literature search and reviews
  • Academic writing
  • Presenting
  • Research methods, research design
  • Research ethics
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Module Prerequisites
Assessment Details

Coursework: 100%

Coursework consists of an individual research proposal, Group tasks in class, Group presentation in class.

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Academic Year of Data2018/19