COMPGV16 - Research Methods and Reading
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Note: Whilst every effort is made to keep the syllabus and assessment records correct, the precise details must be checked with the lecturer(s).
|Taught By||Tim Weyrich (80%) [Module lead]|
Alexandra Young (20%)
|Aims||To introduce students to research methods and guide them through writing a critical literature review of their chosen area.|
|Learning Outcomes||To understand the components of a scientific paper. To understand scientific methods and associated issues (statistics, ethics etc). To be able to review and criticise the scientific literature in an area. To be able to verbally present a critical review of a particular area in a concise organised form.|
Basic research methods
Statistics and hypothesis testing
The structure of a scientific paper
Write and present a literature review associated with the summer project
Method of Instruction
Lectures with associated practical classes. 5 personal meetings with project supervisors.
The course has the following assessment components:
- Literature Review (60%)
- Presentation (20%)
- Coursework 1 (10%)
- Coursework 2 (10%)
To pass this course, students must:
- Obtain an overall pass mark of 50% for all sections combined.
Reading list available via the UCL Library catalogue.