course is intended as a transition to research-based learning for
computer science graduate students. It is designed to assist students
in developing skills necessary to design and execute a research
protocol. The course is intended to complement the specific research
programs devised by the student and their supervisors. The course
covers many topics topics possibly including: the nature of scientific
inquiry; information gathering skills; formulation and testing of
hypotheses; experimental design; planning; analysis of data; ethical
research and professional responsibility in research.
Lect: 3 hrs.