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,
Lecture 1:The Nature of Research
Each session will be organised as:
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)
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.
Strategies for Creative Problem Solving
Introduction to Research Methods in Postgraduate Theses and Dissertations,
Information Systems Research Issues, Methods and Practical Guidelines Robert Galliers (Ed), 1992, Alfred Waller Ltd.
Type of Research
Case Study Research
Measurement & Data Collection
Doing an MSc. Project
Source Ref: to be added
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.