COMP3095 - Research Methods
This database contains the 2016-17 versions of syllabuses. Syllabuses from the 2015-16 session are available here.
Note: Whilst every effort is made to keep the syllabus and assessment records correct, the precise details must be checked with the lecturer(s).
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of years 1 and 2 of Computer Science.|
|Taught By||Anthony Hunter (50%), Denise Gorse (50%)|
The aims of this module are to:
The students should be able to identify seminal and cutting-edge topics in computer science, distinguish research topics from engineering tasks, know how to go about evaluating the novelty and contribution of a research idea.
They should know how to write a critical survey.
They should also gain a good knowledge of a number of areas of research carried out in the department.
Weeks 1 and 2
- Students are split into groups and each assigned a supervisor who will give them a batch of research papers and help to answer questions on those papers
- Six lectures on research methods
Weeks 3 to 9
- Speakers from research groups in the department give an overview of their group's activities
- Students will receive one session per week of tutorial support on the literature survey
- One to three workshops will be held covering selected topics pertaining to academic writing, presentation skills, and statistical validation of research hypotheses.
- Each student hands in an individual report on their version of the Literature survey.
Method of Instruction
Lectures and seminars.
The course has the following assessment component:
- Research Review (100%).
To pass this course, students must:
- Obtain an overall pass mark of 40% for all components combined.
The exact readings will vary from year to year and will be made available via Moodle.