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Research Methods


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Module convenor: Oded Lachish
  • Assessment: an interim project report of 3000-4000 words (60%), half-hour presentation (30%) and a poster (10%)

Module description

This module is part of our training programme for research students and research staff; attendance is compulsory for all first-year research students.

Indicative Module Syllabus

  • Introduction to research study
  • Developing a research proposal
  • Planning research
  • Reviewing the research literature
  • Publishing research
  • The publication review process
  • Presenting research
  • Writing the thesis
  • Thesis examination
  • Areas of research within the department

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will:

  • have generic research methods skills needed for pursuing a research project and to provide the necessary foundations in such skills for continuing onto an MPhil/PhD programme
  • be familiar with existing areas of research within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • have developed your research methods skills through submission of an interim report on your project work, presented a seminar on that work and obtained formal feedback on both.