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Postgraduate Course: Informatics Research Review (INFR11034)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaInformatics Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/irr Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course provides students with the opportunity to explore an area of interest in more depth than allowed in a standard taught course. For M.Sc. students this is expected to take the form of reviews of the literature in topics related to their specialism.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements For Informatics PG students only, or by special permission of the School.
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class Week 1, Wednesday, 14:00 - 14:50, Zone: Central. LT5 Appleton Tower
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1 - Select literature appropriate for the review subject.
2 - Critically evaluate research literature in the chosen area.
3 - Search and use appropriately databases of scientific literature.
4 - Evaluate and search traditional library resources.
5 - Discuss a research topic in detail leading to new hypotheses.
6 - Deliver a detailed and balanced report on a research topic.
Assessment Information
Written Examination 0
Assessed Assignments 100
Oral Presentations 0

Assessment
The assessment will come from a literature review that spans a particular area. These will be marked by the teaching assistants and where appropriate, one other member of research or teaching staff in Informatics.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Course outline
Students and teaching assistants will be matched up based on interests/specialisms at the start of semester 1. Students will be given examples of good reviews, guidance on literature reviewing, literature searching and citation methods. In addition they may be directed towards research seminars in relevant topics. The student should then explore the general area over the semester in consulation with their teaching assistant. It is expected that each student will submit two minor reviews that critically evaluate a single research paper or seminar presentation during the first half of the semester. During the latter half of the semester, students will produce a substantial review of a research area.
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list See Course Web Page
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Lectures 0
Tutorials 10
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 70
Private Study/Other 120
Total 200
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Iain Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 9078
Email: I.Murray@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kate Weston
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701
Email: Kate.Weston@ed.ac.uk
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