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Postgraduate Course: Informatics Research Review (INFR11034)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides students with the opportunity to explore an area of interest in more depth than allowed in a standard taught course. For MSc students this is expected to take the form of reviews of the literature in topics related to their specialism.
Course description 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.
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.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 1, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 185 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (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.

You should expect to spend approximately 70 hours on the coursework for this course.
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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.
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Course organiserDr Mark Van Rossum
Tel: (0131 6)51 1211
Course secretaryMiss Maree Matheson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9989
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