Methodology of Research in Computer Science
Graduate course information, Fall 2001 (Preliminary!).
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Course leader: Sture Hägglund
Lectures and seminars might be given in Swedish or English depending
on the preferences of the participants.
Preliminary schedule of lectures and seminars:
Tuesdays 13.15-15.00, unless otherwise stated: IDA conference
Introduction to the science of computing. Sture Hägglund.
(15.15 - 17.00) Introduction to the philosophy of science. Ingemar
Research structures in Computer Science. Sture Hägglund.
Scientific and electronic publishing
The PhD student experience. Formalia and practical issues in research and
graduate studies. Lillemor Wallgren. Checkpoint for optional study
groups. Time for advising. Sture Hägglund
(Conf. room Elogen) Ethics and quality control in scientific work.
(15.15 - 17.00) Science and Technology. Ingemar Nordin .
Discussion of methodological issues in computer science research. Obligatory
participation. Sture Hägglund
(Conf. room Estraden) Panel: Methodological issues in Computer and
Information Science research. Invited speaker: Prof Bo Dahlbom.
Examination 13 - 16. (preliminary.)
Literature: (reading instructions are available here!)
A.F. Chalmers: What is this thing called Science?, Latest
ed., Open University Press, (Previous edition can be used if the course
leader is informed before the examination.).
P.J. Denning, et al.: Computing as a Discipline, Communications
of the ACM, vol 12, no 1, Jan 1989.
S. Hägglund (ed.): Selected term papers on Methodology
of Research in Computer Science, Vol II, Lecture Notes, IDA, LiTH, 1997
ACM Self Assessment Procedure XXII: Ethics, CACM, vol 33, no
11, November 1990.
Ned Kock. A Case of Academic Plagiarism. Comm of the ACM, vol
42, no 7, July 1999.
A.J. Smith: The task of the Referee, IEEE Computer, vol 23,
no 4, April 1990
More reading material will be added during the course.
Sture Hägglund, Inst f datavetenskap, Linköpings universitet,
581 83 LINKÖPING
Tel: 013 - 281431, Fax: 013 - 142231, Email: StuHa@ida.liu.se