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Introduction to Research Methodology in Computer Science

FDA012, 2007HT

Status Archive
School Computer and Information Science (CIS)
Division HCS
Owner Sture Hägglund
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Course plan

No of lectures

20 h.

Recommended for

New graduate students. Special study groups will be arranged for students with common interests, such as students in the Industry Research School, HMI Research School, etc.

The course was last given

Fall 2006.

Goals

To prepare for graduate studies in general and for formulating research problems and thesis topics in particular.

Prerequisites

None.

Organization

Lectures and seminars. Optional study groups for extra course credit.

Contents

Computing as a discipline. Introduction to the philosophy of science. Scientific writing, publication and information retrieval. Science and technology, methodological issues. The Ph.D. study process. Aspects of ethics and quality control in scientific work. Research funding and politics.

Literature

Chalmers: What is this thing called science.
Journal papers.
Articles

Lecturers

Sture Hägglund and invited guests.

Examiner

Sture Hägglund.

Examination

Written examination and seminar activity. Study group report for 3 extra ECTS credit points.

Credit

5 + 3 ECTS credits.

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Last updated: 2012-05-03