CSC 426
Spring 2017

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Research  Methods & Practice In  Computing


CSC 426 is a course primarily intended to prepare students for doing research in computing or related areas. It is a required course for all PhD students in Computer and Information Sciences, but also useful for Masters degree students who are involved in research projects and may be interested in pursuing a PhD in the future. The course will help students to learn how to develop a research proposal, understand the process of doing research, write a dissertation or thesis, etc., as well as help them prepare for future research career as a computer professional or an academic. Throughout this course we will try to answer the following questions:

  • What is research and what it means to have a PhD?
  • What are different types of research methodologies and how are they used?
  • How to evaluate or review technical research papers?
  • How to write publishable research papers?
  • How to develop a research proposal and a research agenda?
  • What are the ethical issues in scientific research and professional responsibility?



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