DSP718 Research Methods and Technical Writing

Code DSP718
Name Research Methods and Technical Writing
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty
Academic staff Agris Ņikitenko
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Modern society is being moved towards a knowledge-based model within which innovative solutions are created that can be applied to enhancing the economy. However, innovative solutions can also be created through synthesizing existing knowledge. Scientific methods have been designed and are applied specifically for this purpose, therefore being familiar with such methods should be of benefit to students of any engineering science program. The main subject of the course is the introduction to and practical application of scientific methods that can be used in computer science research. Given that some of the students may not be familiar with the concept, the course presents the types of scientific methods and possibilities of application thereof. Quantitative and qualitative scientific methods are considered, the research process and its various steps are analyzed, and the stages of drafting a scientific publication are set out. To ensure a more efficient learning process, theoretical studies are complemented with a realistic research project of a nominal volume; the results of this project shall be presented in a written report. A number of lectures are dedicated to honing technical writing skills that can be applied to drafting course and final papers..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Learning outcomes Assessment criteria Know – research process, main activities, results Successfully completed the plan of the development of the master thesis Know – research methods appropriate in Computer science research process Successfully completed analysis of the research methods applicable in the student’s master thesis Know – research paper development techniques and standards Successfully completed analysis of the research papers Can – find the most appropriate methods for the particular research Successfully completed exercises Can – do research according to the generally accepted methods, standards and techniques Successfully completed exercises Can– present the rese
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Know – research process, main activities, results - Successfully completed the plan of the development of the master thesis
Know – research methods appropriate in Computer science research process - Successfully completed analysis of the research methods applicable in the student’s master thesis
Know – research paper development techniques and standards - Successfully completed analysis of the research papers
Can – find the most appropriate methods for the particular research - Successfully completed exercises
Can – do research according to the generally accepted methods, standards and techniques - Successfully completed exercises
Can– present the research results according to the generally accepted technical requirements - Technically correctly presented research results
Course prerequisites No special requiements defined

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