Methodology of Research in Computer Science
News, fall 2007
slides from the introduction are available here.
Next lecture on the philosophy od science is in Herbert Simon, Monday,
October 15th, 13.15 - 15.
Chalmers book is proposed to take place Wednesday 6 December, 13-16, in
John von Neuman (B Building).
Contact Britt-Inger Karlsson, firstname.lastname@example.org, for registration before
November 6 will take place in Alan Turing (same building, same floor,
on the other side of the coffee area).
13.15 Peter Berkesand, LiU Electronic Press will talk about electronic
14.30 Ingegerd Bauren from the library will talk about library resource
for CS research
Here are the instructions for the discussion
seminar on Methodology of Research in Computer and Information
Science November 13:
Before the seminar, every student should prepare to present and
introduce for discussion of methodological issues in Computer and
Information Science either:
- a thesis proposal,
- a report from a study
group (coordinated with other members of the group), or
- a selected scientific
paper chosen after approval by the course leader, for instance a paper
from "Selected term papers on Methodology of Research in Computer
Science (available outside my office).
The presentation should focus on methodological issues, inspire
discussion and last no more than five minutes.
The starting date for this
year's course is
13.15 in seminar room Herbert Simon, E building.
äger rum den 5 december kl 13-16. Anmälan till Britt-Inger
Självdeklaration som lämpligen inlämnas i samband med
tentamen kan hämtas här:
Föreläsningen måndagen den 7 november äger rum i
Grace Hopper (ovanpå Cafe Java) kl 13.15:
Som inbjuden gäst kommer vi att ha Peter Berkesand från LiU
Electronic Press, som ger en kort introduktion till elektronisk
publicering med diskussion om relaterade frågeställningar.
Kl 15.15 - 16.00 har vi ett öppet seminarium, där Ingegerd
Baurén från Universitetsbiblioteket informerar om
bibliotekets resurser som stöd för forskning inom
Påminner också om det obligatoriska seminariet den 14/11,
då vi kommer att diskutera de frågor som behandlas i
"Lecture Notes: Selected Papers, vol II". Alla ska då ha
läst åtminstone ett papper och vara beredd att presentera
och diskutera de frågeställningar och tankegångar som
behandlas i papperet.
Writing a Thesis Proposal.
Seminar Monday October 17, 13-15. Kevin
During this session we will discuss the writing and evaluation of a
OBS! This session will NOT be a "lecture." It will be a DISCUSSION
among all the participants, so each student is expected to come to the
session having already done the following:
- Read the "Thesis
Proposal Template/Outline" document
- Read the 2-page "extended abstract" for:
Bertelsen, O. and Nielsen, C. (2001). Using the Concept of
Augmented Reality as a Vehicle for Transcending the Desktop
Tarpit. In Bertelsen, O. (Ed.) Proceedings of the First Danish
Human-Computer Interaction Research Symposium, Departement of
Computer Science, University of Aarhus, November 2001.
- Prepared at least:
- 3 points where the published abstract has good
examples of following the thesis proposal template
- 3 points where the published abstract
does NOT follow the thesis-proposal template (you should be prepared to
defend whether you think this makes the published abstract better or
I will begin the session by having each student say
a few words about the current state of their thesis-work. It is FINE if
a student still is not sure "what will be focus of thesis work." But
all students should be prepared to say something about the KIND of
thesis work they
- 3 questions about the thesis-proposal template
that you think are confusing -- or comments about aspects of the
template you think are wrong, bad, or "aren't really so important"
(typ: "well, that rule doesn't really apply to ME and MY thesis work")
would like to do (typ: "implement a system" or "study users" or
"test/evaluate the effectiveness of different interfaces" etc.)
Föreläsningen om publicering har flyttats från den
24/10 till måndagen den 7/11, kl 13- 16.
13/9 The first lecture will take
place September 19th in seminar room Alan Turing, E building, 13.15 -
The preliminary starting date for this
year's course is
13.15 in seminar room Herbert Simon, E building. The schedule will be
finalized by mid-August.
This years examination will take place
December, 9, 13 - 16. Register for the examination by email to
Britt-Inger Karlsson email@example.com before December 5.
preliminary schedule of lectures has been revised in order to
accomodate a panel discussion, arranged by doctoral students with
invited senior professors, November 11. For the schedule, see: http://www.ida.liu.se/kk-ffs/fo-metodik/course-info-03.sv.shtml
The course starts
13.15 in seminar room Herbert Simon, E building.
16/1 An extra
examination will take place in the beginning of 2003. Contact
Sture Hägglund if you are interested.
21/11 Examination December 16, 13.00 -
Register by email to Britt-Inger Karlsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Self Declaration can be fetched from:
The panel planned for November 28th is cancelled!
Look out for later substitution activity.
5/10 The content of the lectures October 10 and 17 has been
switched, which means that Ingemar Nordin will lecture on Chalmers book
October 17 and I will talk about Scientific and electronic publishing
Time for discussing study groups will be available October 10, or after
the lecture October 17.
16/9 Please, note that the room has been changed to Herbert Simon!
8/8 The course starts September 26 at 10.15 in room
Allen Newell (Eliten)
Sture Hägglund, Inst f datavetenskap,
Linköpings universitet, 581 83 LINKÖPING
Seminar: The New Informatics and the Future of our
Prof. Bo Dahlbom, VD Svenska IT-institutet.
Tuesday, November 27, 13.15 - 15.00 in IDA
conference room Estraden.
This open seminar, which also concludes the graduate
course on Introduction to Methodology of Research in Computer and
Information Science, will take the form of a presentation by Bo Dahlbom
followed by a discussion. The seminar will focus on issues of
with respect to scientific methods employed in computer and information
science. In the discussion, questions may also be raised concerning,
for instance, differences between theoretical, experimental, empirical
methods etc, a potential dichotomy between science and technology,
differing traditions in different scientific cultures, gender aspects
etc. The presentation and discussion will be mainly in English.
Participants (especially in the graduate course) are
invited to prepare questions to the speaker.
The Future Of Our Profession Communications of the ACM, vol 40, nr 6,
The New Informatics Scandinavian Journal of
Information Systems, vol 8, nr 2, 1997.
Tel: 013 - 281431, Fax: 013 - 142231, Email: StuHa@ida.liu.se