COMPGV16 - Research Methods and Reading

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Year MSc
Term 2
Taught By Tim Weyrich (100%)
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 scienntific 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
Scientific method
Statistics and hypothesis testing
The structure of a scientific paper