Checking date: 06/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Methods and techniques aimed at development of reserach
Study: Master in Computer Science and Technology (71)

Coordinating teacher: SANCHEZ SEGURA, MARIA ISABEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Basic skills -Students should be able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. -That students can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous. -Students must possess the learning skills to enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous General skills -Ability to understand and apply research methods and techniques in the field of Computer Engineering. -Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adapt a substantial process of research and creation. -Ability to apply acquired knowledge and to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader and multidisciplinary contexts, to be able to integrate this knowledge. -Ability to develop properly and with some originality compositions written or reasoned arguments, drafting plans, work projects or scientific articles or reasonable hypotheses. - Students must be able to convey in a clear and unambiguous to a specialized audience or not, results from scientific and technological research or field of advanced innovation, and the most important foundations on which they are based. Specific skills -Ability to guide research work in the field of Computer Engineering. -Critical analysis of technical and scientific documents in the field of Computer Engineering. -Know the meaning of scientific research. -Let students know the types of publications that are generic and specific content.
Description of contents: programme
1. Reflexions on research 2. Research ethics 3. Research process 4. Techniques for finding research objectives: Identification and search of potential problems 5. Sources of information: information related to the problem to solve 6. Style Guides 7. Scientific publications, specific sections. 8. Systematic review 9. Structuring scientific works 10. Scientific writing 11. General experimental methods in computer engineering 12. Mechanisms to address a publication from the first draft to the final version 13. Reviewing research papers 14. Structure of a doctoral thesis; sections and motivation 15. Tools that facilitate the research process 16. Specific experimentation techniques.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 10
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 90
Basic Bibliography
  • Kate L. Turabian. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations . Press. 1996
  • Ranjit Kumar. Research Methodology: A Step by Step Guide for Beginners. SAGE Publications. 1999
  • Ranjit Kumar. Research Methodology: A Step by Step Guide for Beginners. SAGE Publications. 1999
  • Robert. K. Yin. Case Study Research: Design and Methods . SAGE. 2013
  • Runeson, P., & Höst, M. . Guidelines for conducting and reporting case study research in software engineering. . SPRINGER. 2009
  • University of Chicago. The Chicago Manual of Style. Press Staff. 2003
  • Wayne C. Booth, Joseph M. Williams, Gregory G. Colomb. The Craft of Research. Press. 2003

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.