Postgraduate Course: Informatics Research Review (INFR11034)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Informatics
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This 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)
||Other requirements|| For Informatics PG students only, or by special permission of the School.
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|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.
|Written Examination 0|
Assessed Assignments 100
Oral Presentations 0
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.
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.
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Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 70
Private Study/Other 120
|Course organiser||Dr Iain Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 9078
|Course secretary||Ms Katey Lee
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701
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