CS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2014/2015, Semester 1
School of Computing (Computer Science)
Modular Credits: 4
In this module, students will learn how to formulate a research problem, search for a solution, and validate the solution within the computing area. Topics include abstraction and modelling, design principles, algorithmic problem solving, problem solving heuristics, proof techniques, and the scientific method. Students will examine examples drawn from systems, theory and application areas and read classic research papers as case studies on various aspects of CS research methodology.
(CS2010 or its equivalent) and (CS1231 or MA1100).
Interested in trying out research.
Lectures on some common research methods in CS.
Paper reading as case studies of how research is done.
Project to work through problem selection, formulation, implementation, validation, and presentation.
Lecture: Thu 1000-1200 VC Room
Tutorials: Scheduled later to fit availability of lecturer and students. Tutorials are in groups of 2, so should not be too difficult to schedule.
Final CA (Exam): 25 NOV 2013 evening
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week
(CS2010 or its equivalent) and (CS1231 or MA1100)