MRes Advanced Computer Science MRes / Course details
Year of entry: 2018
Course unit details:
Scientific Methods I - Scientific Evaluation, Experimental Design and Statistical Methods
|Unit level||FHEQ level 8 – doctoral degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||School of Computer Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Scientific Methods II - Fundamental Aspects of Research Methodology||COMP80122||Co-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Scientific Methods III - Academic Writing and Impact Studies||COMP80142||Co-Requisite||Compulsory|
Learning outcomes are detailed on the COMP80131 course unit syllabus page on the School of Computer Science's website for current students.
Learning and Teaching ProcessesThere will be a series of 12 lectures reinforced by discussions on the illustrations, case-studies, assignments and software tools. There will be both individual and group-based practical discussions, including lab sessions for practising statistical software. The use of e-learning is not currently incorporated in this course, but materials for lectures and case-studies will be made electronically available.
AssessmentAssessment will require the students to present a written assignment based on the lecture material and the results of some computer based experimental work and analysis.
Teaching and learning methods
|Written assignment (inc essay)||50%|
|Practical skills assessment||50%|
|Independent study hours|
Course unit materials
Links to course unit teaching materials can be found on the School of Computer Science website for current students.