CMPDLLM002 Research Methods. Lecture 1: The Nature of Research. Scope. Introduction Module aims and objectives Module structure Nature of research Definitions Research as a process Defining the research problem, Research protocol design, Undertake research,
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Lecture 1:The Nature of Research
Lecture period with appropriate lecture notes including:
Relevant additional reading material, and references
Including open consultation on any of the assignments, etc.
One written Assignment including;
Part I: Critical Essay on a research topic (1500-2000 words) [33.33%]
Part II: Written Research Proposal (3500-5000 words) [66.67%]
Assignment Part I
Handing out in Week 3 (TBA) Handing in Week 7 (TBA)
Assignment Part II
Handing out in Week 8 (TBA) Handing in Week 14 (TBA)General Information
The Essence of Computing Projects: A Students Guide, Christian W Dawson, Pearson Education, 2000.
A Guide to Scientific Writing, David Lindsay, Longman Cheshire, 1994.
The Management of a Student Research Project, Sharp & Howard, Gower 1996, Fogler & LeBlanc Prentice Hall, 1995 Barry P. Bright, 1991, University of Hull.Some Useful References #1
Strategies for Creative Problem Solving Christian W Dawson,
Introduction to Research Methods in Postgraduate Theses and Dissertations,
Information Systems Research Issues, Methods and Practical Guidelines Robert Galliers (Ed), 1992, Alfred Waller Ltd.Some Useful References #2
Scope Christian W Dawson,
Type of Research Christian W Dawson,
Case Study Research
Measurement & Data Collection
Experimental ResearchTypes of Research Methods
Doing an MSc. Project Christian W Dawson,
Work Struct.Student Project Work Structure
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Tutorial 1: Christian W Dawson,
Read the handout several times and write a one page summary picking out the points that seem important to you for a discussion next week.Tutorial Topic