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COMP SCI 4405 - Research Methods in Software Engineering and Computer Science

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 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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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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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
Semester 1 Tue 14/03/2023 Thu 23/03/2023 Fri 05/05/2023 Fri 09/06/2023

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10044 LE01 100 82 28 Feb - 4 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
25 Apr - 30 May Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
Note: This lecture is live-streamed and recorded. You have the option of participating during the live-streaming session, or viewing any time after publication in MyUni. Please check MyUni for details once enrolled.