Instructors: Drs. Sung-Hyuk Cha and Charles Tappert
Recommended Textbook (not required):
Leedy, P.D. and Ormrod, J.E., Practical Research: Planning and Design (7th Edition), Prentice, 2000.
Students taking this course learn how to do research and then conduct a research study.
It is designed for students taking CS632 Directed Readings in CS or CS600 Independent Study for 1-2 credits,
for M.S. or D.P.S. dissertation students, and for auditing (0 credit) students who simply want to learn how to do research.
Students should attempt to submit a paper for conference presentation (e.g., Student Research Day)
or for journal publication by the end of the semester.
Course Research Methodology and Deliverables:
Find a general topic of interest and then a specific problem in that area
(it is highly recommended that students choose a problem of interest to the instructors,
see Suggested Research Topics)
Investigate previous approaches (review literature and present/review some papers in class)
Create you own problem statement
Propose your approach (submit a one page research proposal at end of October/February depending on semester)
Conduct your research study (obtain data, develop system, run experiments, analyze results, etc.)
Complete your research contribution
Submit term research paper (draft two weeks prior to course end, final paper at course end)
(Optional) Submit your research paper for conference presentation
(spring semester students should aim for
Student Research Day)
(Optional) Submit a paper for publication (e.g., CSIS Technical Report or a journal)
Course Requirements per Credits Seminar attendance is important
# Published Papers to Review in Class
Research Paper Minimum Length
How To Do Research:Slides and
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