CSC5020Z - Research Methods In Computer Science

18 credits at NQF level 9

Entry Requirements:

Admission into the Master's degree specialising in Computer Science, or permission from the course convener.

Course Outline:

The objective of the Research Methods course is to introduce students to a suite of research methods from the perspective of Computer Science, that will prepare them for the minor dissertation component of the degree. More specifically, the aim is to ensure that students are able to write an appropriate research proposal, and have a good understanding of what it means to conduct research within Computer Science. Course content includes: An introduction to finding and reading research papers; Literature reviews; Writing research proposals; Problem statements, research questions, and hypotheses; Types of research within Computer Science; Research Ethics within Computer Science; Scientific and technical writing; Qualitative and quantitative research methods; Research statistics; Research planning and grant writing; Academic career planning.