Methodology Education in Computing: Towards a Congruent Design Approach
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)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013. 159-164 p.
Methodology, research design, thesis work, computing education, congruent design, computer science education, methodology education
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97223DOI: 10.1145/2445196.2445246ISBN: 978-1-4503-1868-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97223DiVA: diva2:676267
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