Computer Laboratory

Research Skills

Reading, writing & presenting

These twelve lectures, by Prof. Neil Dodgson will cover four topics:

These lectures assume fluency in reading and writing English.

There are seven exercises associated with these lectures, which account for 80% of the credit associated with the Research Methods module.

Preparatory reading and exercises are specified on the Preparation & Exercises page. Additional material for assessed exercises is available on the Exercises tab.

What is Computer Science research?

Prof. Fred Brooks' 1994 Allen Newell Award lecture "The Computer Scientst as Toolsmith" presents one view of what it means to undertake research in Computer Science. Read the lecture critically and ask yourself whether you agree with him.