The Level of Scientific Methods Use in Computing Research Programs
2008 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The research investigates the level to whichscientists’ use scientific methods in computing researchprograms. Data was collected from a representative sample ofresearchers in the field. The findings show that the presentresearch programs are more driven by the market forces.Innovations come up as a consequence of satisfying themarket calls but not necessarily a result of advancement inbasic science. Researchers’ investigations are driven by threecharacteristics; proof of performance, concept and existence.Also noted from the study, some researchers lack a cleardistinction between the methods. They tend to mix methods intheir research programs as longer as the industry acceptstheir outcome artifact. Consequently, there is lack of a clearcurriculum to instill such methodological concepts at graduatelevel in some of the computing schools.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 176-183 p.
Scientific methods, computing, methodologies, artifact, computer science
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122292ISBN: 978-953-233-039-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-122292DiVA: diva2:865604
31st International Convention on Information and Communication Technology