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Methodology Education in Computing: Towards a Congruent Design Approach
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2013 (English)In: Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013, 159-164 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

All major computing curricula recommendations mention methodological skills and knowledge as an important learning objective in undergraduate and graduate education. None of those curricula recommendations, however, include a meth- odology course for students. One reason for that lack might be the stunning diversity of computing fields and the unique methods each branch of computing uses in their research. A methodology course in computing has to make a choice be- tween three options: a narrow but deep specialization in some techniques and methods, a broad but superficial covering of a large number of methods, and a higher-level view on the principles of methodology and research design. This paper adopts the high-level approach, and presents a course description for a methodology course that aims at providing students understanding of how the elements of a research study link together.

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New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013. 159-164 p.
Keyword [en]
Methodology, research design, thesis work, computing education, congruent design, computer science education, methodology education
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Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97223DOI: 10.1145/2445196.2445246ISBN: 978-1-4503-1868-6OAI: diva2:676267
SIGCSE 2013, March, Denver, USA, 6-9, 2013
Available from: 2013-12-05 Created: 2013-12-05 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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