Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction by pnx67864

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               Research methodology (MA1294)
                         Introduction
                                                                                           Schedule and more information about the course can be found on
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                              Marcus Nilsson
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                             23 January 2009




                          Marcus Nilsson   Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction                            Marcus Nilsson    Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction



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Aim of the course                                                                       Contents of the course



   After this course you should be able to:
       formulate goals and limits for master(research) projects,                               Plan a master project and present this plan.
       choose and argument for selection of method and                                         The typesetting program LTEX
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       mathematical models,                                                                    Philosophy of science
       find research results of interest for a specific project,                                 Research methodology
       present mathematical results using LTEX,
                                          A                                                    Finding information at the library.
       present results orally.




                          Marcus Nilsson   Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction                            Marcus Nilsson    Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction
                          Plan a project                                                                          Plan a project
                               Lectures                                                                                Lectures
                           Examination                                                                             Examination


How to get a subject for a master (research) project?                                   What should the plan contain?

                                                                                               Background in the field. The plan has to be understandable
                                                                                               to a non-specialist. Find research result that might be
       Contact a teacher that you think has an interesting field of                             interesting for the project.
       research!                                                                               Aims and limits of the project. What case will you start to
       If you are doing YOUR master project this semester, it will be                          study?
       YOUR master project that you plan.                                                      Methods and modelles that you intend to use.
       If you are not doing your master project this semester, you will                        References. It is a crime to use results without refering to its
       plan a POSSIBLE master project.                                                         origin.
   Even if you are not doing the master project, we call this teacher                      The plan should to large extend be able to use as an introduction
   the supervisor.                                                                         to the project.
                                                                                           It is important that you keep contact with your supervisor. He/she
                                                                                           might give some important hints and advice.
                          Marcus Nilsson   Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction                             Marcus Nilsson   Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction



                          Plan a project                                                                          Plan a project
                               Lectures                                                                                Lectures
                           Examination                                                                             Examination


Presenting the plan                                                                     Lectures in this course


                                                                                           To help you creating a good project plan and to prepare you for
       The project plan should be presented as a report witten in the                      your master project there a some (compulsary) lectures in this
       typesetting program LTEX. The report should be well written
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                                                                                           course. See the schedule for the compulsary lectures. The lectures
       and understandable to non-specialists.                                              cover the following subjects:
       The report should be sent to the examinator no later than                               LTEX
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       March 13. In a week you will get it back with some                                      Finding information in the library
       comments. You rewrite the plan due to the comments and
       send it again to your supervisor.                                                       How to write a report and how to present results orally

       The plan should be presented orally on March 26.                                        Philosophy of science
                                                                                               Research methodology



                          Marcus Nilsson   Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction                             Marcus Nilsson   Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction
                            Plan a project                                                                         Plan a project
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                             Examination                                                                            Examination


The typesetting program LTEX
                        A                                                                 The philosophy of science


   Why should you use it:
       It is free!                                                                               On February 18 there will be a lecture about what science
       It is good!                                                                               really is.
       It is used all over the world for creating documents containing                           You will have this lecture together with some phd-students.
       mathematical formulas.                                                                    After the lecture there will be an interesting seminar about
       Almost all journals accept (or even recommend) manuscripts                                science and pseudo-science. You are supposed to be active in
       written in LTEX.
                  A                                                                              the discussion.
   There will be two lectures and two exercise sessions about LTEX.
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                          Marcus Nilsson     Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction                            Marcus Nilsson   Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction



                            Plan a project                                                                         Plan a project
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Research methodology                                                                      Examination




                                                                                             To pass the course you have to:
   In reseach methodology there will be three lectures:
                                                                                                 Attend the compulsary lectures and seminars
       Mathematical modelling
                                                                                                 Pass the assignments in LTEX.
                                                                                                                           A
       Research methodology in mathematics
                                                                                                 Present a well written plan of a master project using LTEX.
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       Research methodology in stochastics
                                                                                                 Present this plan orally.




                          Marcus Nilsson     Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction                            Marcus Nilsson   Research methodology (MA1294) Introduction
                           Plan a project
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                            Examination


Cheating




   It is not allowed to:
        Copy text
        Use results without references
        Fake results




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