Ethics and Policy Issues in Computing Spring 2008 Introduction - January 15, 17 A 25 year old woman had this picture and title on her MySpace page She was subsequently denied her nursing degree Anyone know the Drunken Pirate? What is this Course About? a.k.a. What we hope you’ll go away with
Introduction - January 15, 17
She was subsequently denied her nursing degreeAnyone know the Drunken Pirate?
(DEMO – XO/OLPC)
(Might also call this Information and Communications Technology, or ICT)
Research and Communication Skills MySpace pageCMU Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, failure to indicate the source with quotation marks or footnotes where appropriate if any of the following are reproduced in the work submitted by a student:
Research and Communication Skills MySpace pageThis is serious
Research and Communication Skills MySpace pageAvoiding plagiarism
Research and Communication Skills MySpace pageMisuse of sources
Research and Communication Skills MySpace pageGood resource on avoiding plagiarism
Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine
Any device that applies a set of rules to systematically and consistently perform calculations or operations (“algorithms”) on any chosen set of data or information to produce an output or lead to a defined state
Brainstorm MySpace page
What are you interested in?
What would you like to learn more about?
What topics might be relevant to your thesis?
What topics might be relevant to your future career?
Select a small number of candidate topics
How much information seems to be available?
Is this topic over done?
What open questions or points of conflict are there?
Do you still find this topic interesting?
Do you have the skills necessary to pursue this topic?
Select a topic
Define a focused research question
Read some more
Conduct a “literature review”
Adjust your topic as needed
Research and Communication SkillsSelecting a research topic
Feel free to discuss with professors or course assistant
Paper topic due March 4
Outline and bibliography due April 1
Joint work with Simon Byers, Dave Korman, Patrick McDaniel, Eric Cronin
Usually not good quality
Usually not fresh
We used perl scripts to crawl Rottentomatoes and gather top 50 data for 18 month period
312 first released in US
We used perl scripts to search ShareReactor for films
Some fine tuning was necessary to get data on the correct films
Found 183/312 movies, some with multiple samples
2.2% movies appear before theater MySpace page
5% movies appear after DVDWhen do movies appear online?