DPI348 Introduction to Applied Computer Science

Code DPI348
Name Introduction to Applied Computer Science
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty Department of Applied Computer Science
Academic staff Oksana Ņikiforova
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Students become familiar with scientific research methods and get an information about the requirements and best practices of presentation of research results, which are used for development of the first scientific research during Bachelor studies - Bachelor Thesis. Lectures present information about what scientific research is, what its main components are, how to use sources of scientific bibliography, how to use scientific ideas and results of scientific research offered by other authors, how to apply scientific method for Bachelor level research and how to present own results during defense of the Bachelor Thesis. Practical lessons give students a possibility to report on the stage of Bachelor studies research and to present a new result of the research and/or update an old result. Tasks are directed to the application of theoretical information for practical approbation of the received knowledge to develop parts of pilot research and to present intermediary results of scientific research..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal is to gain experience in performing scientific research in the field of applied computer science. Objectives: - to learn to define the research object, research area, goal and tasks of the research and to explain an essence of components of scientific research.; - to learn to work with scientific literature and select appropriate information sources; - to learn to perform scientific research, using scientific research methods, and to describe results in scientific language; - to learn to prepare presentation about the research performed, to present it and to participate in scientific discussion.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Is able to define the research object, research area, goal and tasks of the research and to explain an essence of components of scientific research. - The instructor checks task performance
Is able to work with scientific literature and select appropriate information sources. - The instructor checks task performance
Is able to perform scientific research, using scientific research methods, and to describe results in scientific language. - Students evaluates results achieved by other students
Is able to prepare presentation about the research performed, to present it and to participate in scientific discussion. - Student evaluates presentations demonstrated by other students
Is able to demonstrate the knowledge acquired within the scope of the course by answering questions and solving practical tasks. - Examination
Course prerequisites None

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