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Note: my office hour for students with questions is every Monday 3-4pm, room EM1.40

Research Methods and Project Planning (F21RP)

2016 Schedule  : Location: EM 182

Class 1: wednesdays 14.15
Class 2: wednesdays 15.15
Class 3: wednesdays 16.15
Seminars:https://sites.google.com/site/csresearchseminarsathwu/ (MSc students are expected to attend CS Seminars)

Important: read the student guide to plagiarism

** Note:  you need to score 45% or above on this course to be permitted to continue to the full MSc dissertation **

NOTE: schedule is subject to change!

Week 1,   wed 13 January

Class 1: Course Introduction and Overview (Lemon): 30 mins  
Class 2+3: Literature Review (Sarah Kelly) - search 1 hour, referencing 30 mins   
(no tutorial)    

Week 2,    wed 20 January

2.15: Project Planning and Scheduling (Hastie) 
3.15 Tutorial: Project planning exercise (Hastie)  
4.15: Experimental Design and Statistical Methods (Lemon) 

Week 3,  wed 27 January

2.15   Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues (Taylor) 
3.15:  Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues (Taylor)  
4.15:  Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues (Taylor)  

Week 4,  wed 3 Feb
2.15:    Introduction to Evaluation (McNeill)   
3.15:   Tutorial: Evaluation Exercise (Lemon)  
4.15     Tutorial: Experimental Design Exercise (Lemon) 

Week 5,  wed 10 Feb

Usability Design (Michaelson)    
         Attribution and Collaboration (Michaelson)   
3.15 Tutorial: Attribution and Collaboration Exercise (Lemon) 

Week 6: 17th Feb : 

 2.15 Technical writing (Gabbay)
 3.15 Tutorial:  Usability Design Exercise (Lemon)    

Week 7 onwards: write your Research Report, and meet with your project supervisor

Week 10 
Wednesday  2.15 - 4.15 : Technical Writing -- peer assessment session (Hastie)   

NOTE: participation in this session is worth 5% of your total mark. You must attend the class with a draft of your research report (minimum 10 pages long), which will be assessed by your peers.
*If you do not attend, or do not bring a draft document, you will be unable to obtain the marks for this part of the course* 

Final Deadline:         XXX APRIL 2016:       3.30pm         Deliverable:  Research Report 

- Submit pdf online using Vision (file must be less than 20 MB) *and submit 2 printed copies to the School Office - room EM 1.25 * 

You must use this style or else agree a different style with your project supervisor.

A Latex template for an MSc thesis is attached to this page (see list of attachments below).
There is a free online latex system at https://www.overleaf.com/
You can also download latex for free for linux mac and windows at http://latex-project.org/ftp.html

Poster design in Powerpoint: video

Oliver Lemon,
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