University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

COMP SCI 7405 - Research Methods in Software Engineering and Computer Science

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 3610
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 2 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Written exam and/or assignments

This course will prepare students for advanced research by examining how to plan, conduct and report on empirical investigations. The course will cover techniques applicable to each of the steps of a research project, including formulating research questions, theory building, data analysis (using both qualitative and quantitative methods), building evidence, assessing validity, and publishing. It will particularly focus on research involving software, developing statistical tools to measure software performance and the ways in which people interact with software tools.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3610 Mon 14/03/2016 Thu 31/03/2016 Fri 06/05/2016 Fri 10/06/2016

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11756 LE01 20 17 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 9 Jun Thursday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre