Honours: Research Methods
Course Objectives: The research methods module forms part of your practical training as a researcher and computer professional. The course emphasizes communication skills and introduces basic research methodology.
Credits: 2 credits
Lecturer or Convener: Prof. Edwin Blake
Course Content: The course covers the following topics:
- communication and presentation skills (PCU – see next section)
- project management
- scientific and technical writing
- experimental design and validation
The practical aspects of the work will be evaluated through an exam and the Professional Communications course.
Please note that you must obtain at least 40% for this module in order to continue with honours.
The final module mark will be composed of the PCU module mark (25%) and any examinable material (75%).
Prescribed Book: Notes will be distributed.