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  1. Seminar course • Course Number:  CN 7214 • Course Title:  Seminar I • Credit: 1; • Lecture: 1 hour; • Prerequisite:  Research Methodology
  2. Course objectives • The objectives of the course are to address the following points:  To develop the capability of students to critically design proposal of thesis.  To introduce students to current research issues and selected areas of computing technologies  To initiate with the process of Project or Thesis in problem identification  To demonstrate and to justify the necessity and role of the computing problem identified  To practice with the literature survey and review procedures`
  3. Method of Evaluation: • Students will be evaluated accordingly : – Research proposal report (50%), – Presentation (25%) and – Assignment (25%)
  4. Expected seminars (2 seminars) 1. The 1st seminar will be present the concept note. (2weeks) 2. The 2nd seminar will be present the research proposal. (4 weeks )
  5. Recommended Research area • Networking • Computer science and • Both • Recommendation: your proposal title and your future master’s thesis title should be similar.
  6. Concept note contents and time frame 1st seminar (within 2 weeks) • Developing at list two concept notes separately, which means two different research title. • The researcher should be address the following goal. – The researcher clearly defined the purpose of first seminar. – Put together a rough budget, with your profit goal in mind – Concept note development duration is not more than 2 weeks. – The concept note should address the main points such as, Research title, Introduction, Objective, Literature Survey, Method, Methodology and References (At list 10 references)) NB: Number of pages for each concept notes are exactly 3 pages.
  7. 2nd seminar (within the coming 4 weeks next to the 1st seminar) • Proposal documentation (4 weeks) – Contents (Cover page, Table of contents – Chapter 1. Introduction, – Chapter 2. Literature review, – Chapter 3. Methodology, – Reference/ Bibliography (Only IEEE format) – NB: Total number proposal documentation pages are (20-25 pages) – Plagiarism: Similarity of your document with the other document will be tolerable up to 20% only.
  8. How to organizing your introduction on your seminar session. – Welcome your audience and introduce yourself – Try to capture participants attention – Give a quick outline of your presentation – Clearly Identify you’re presentation goal. – Provide the instruction to audiences for how they can ask the questions.
  9. Documentation format – Font type: Times New Roman – Alignment: Justify (except cover page) – Font size: 12 (except cover page, title and sub title) – Font size of your title 14 and Bold, subtitle 12 and Bold – Reference format IEEE
  10. Kindly use the following addresses for further communication – E-mail: – Or – Web mail:
  11. How to write research proposal
  12. 1.1. Research Proposal • The research proposal is the detailed plan of study. • It is a document which sets out your ideas in an easily accessible way. • The intent of the written research proposal is to present a focused research problem and plan. • The objective in writing a proposal is to describe what you will do, why it should be done, how you will do it and what you expect will result.
  13. The purposes of the research proposal Organising your ideas – Writing can be the best way of clarifying our thoughts. – It will help you to organise your ideas into a coherent statement of your research intent. Convincing your audience – To show that something more modest in scope is attempted. – Helps us to show that it will be conducted within the time and other resources available.
  14. Cont… Contracting with your ‘client’ – To convince your clients about the way foreword – Is an essential component submitted for funding.
  15. Components of a Research Proposal • The recommended research proposal for PG students incorporate the following elements – Chapter 1 : Introduction 1. Research title 2. Background of the study 3. Statement of the problem 4. Research question/ Hypotheses 5. Objective of the study 6. Scope of the study 7. Significance of the study 8. Limitations of the study (Optional) 9. Organization of the paper 10. Timescale and budget /cost breakdown
  16. Chapter 2 : literature review and related work • Supported cites for literature review – Science hub (Sci-Hub) – Google Scholar – Research get – Library Genesis – The project blog – IEEE – Springer – Elsevier Researcher Academy – GitHub (for source code) – Projects/Computer/Research-Topics-in-Computer-
  17. Assignment-1 Identify the difference between this two ambiguous term. – Research Vs Project – Thesis Vs Dissertation – Proposal Vs synopses – Reference Vs Bibliography – Algorithm Vs Code
  18. Chapter 3: Methodology 1. Research methodology  Research design and approaches  Types and sources of data  Sampling design --- Sample size and sampling techniques  Data collection techniques  Validity and reliability  Method of data analysis
  19. Assignment-2 (Methodology ) What is the difference between the following terms. – 1. Methodology – 2. Method – 3. Model – 4. Approach – 5. Algorithm
  20. References and Bibliographies – Sample Citation Styles: 1. American Psychology Association (APA); The style is used by Education, Psychology and Sciences 2. Modern Language Association (MLA); The style is used by the Humanities 3. Chicago 4. Turabian Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by Business, History, and the Fine Arts 5. Harvard 6. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) This style is used primarily for electronics, engineering, telecommunications, computer science, and information technology.
  21. 1. Title • Title should closely mirror the content of your proposal. • The title must describe the contents accurately and concisely with the smallest possible words. • It should be specified as brief as possible, avoid compound titles, containing no abbreviations,. • Put your name, the name of your department, College, University, the name of your advisor(s) and date of delivery under the title. • The title page has no page number
  22. 2. Background of the study • It provides readers with the background information for the research proposal. • It should tell the reader why you feel the research is worth the effort. • The introduction should cite those who had the idea or ideas first. • It shows a clear link between the previous work that has been done in your field of research interest and your study
  23. Cont… • This introduction should be placed within the context of existing research or within your own experience and/or observation • You need to demonstrate that: – you know what you are talking about – you have knowledge of the literature on this topic. – the research is important.
  24. 3. Statement of the Problem • The background section should lead smoothly into a statement of the problem • A problem is the issue that exists in the literature, theory, or practice that leads to a need for the study. • The researcher should think on what caused the need to do the research (problem identification). • It helps to convince our advisors and prospective readers that the issue or problem is worth research.
  25. Cont… • A problem statement is a logical argument with structure, sequence, substance and rationale. • It describes the context for the study and it also identifies the general analysis approach. • Effective problem statements answer the question “Why does the research need to be conducted?” • It should contain a rationale for your research. • Organized as: Scientific fact— opposing statements— gap statement— study purpose
  26. 4. Research Questions and/or Hypotheses • A research question is an interrogative statement that can be answered by data • It poses a relationship between two or more variables but phrases the relationship as a question • A hypothesis represents a declarative statement of the relations between two or more variables. • The hypothesis is subject to test, i.e., to confirmation or rejection on empirical grounds (data).
  27. 5. Objective of the Study • The objectives define the ends or aim which can be brought bought as a result of completing the research. • Summarize what is to be achieved by the study. • They should be closely related to the statement of the problem. • Objectives should be simple, specific, stated in advance, and stated using appropriate “action verbs”. • are classified into general objectives and specific objectives. • They both should be logically connected to each other
  28. 6. Limitation of the Study • Procedural and physical limitations • Its highly recommended to focus on procedural limitations • It indicates some uncontrollable factors that will affect the quality of your research. • The best way to identify these would be during the conceptualization and operationalization phase of your plan. • Outline the factors you cannot control, describe why, and state how they might affect your outcome.
  29. 7. Scope of the Study • It explains the nature, coverage, and time frame of the study. • It presents in brief the subject area of investigation, the place, and the time period. • In addition, it discusses the variables included in the study and the exclusion of other variables which are expected to be included. [though not in detail]
  30. 8. Significance of the Study • It describes the contributions of the study as new knowledge. • It cites the usefulness of the study to the specific groups. • Cites all the persons and groups that will be benefited on the study findings. • Include a short explanation regarding how those persons and groups benefited from the study.
  31. Cont… • Issues to be detailed in this section include: – Description of study area – Description of study design (experimental, survey, case study etc.),and approach – Description of study participants – Determination of sample size [if any] – Description of selection process (sampling method [IA]) – Methods of data collection (questionnaire, interview, FGD, observation, DR..etc) – Instrument validity and reliability [if any] – Presentation of the data analysis methods
  32. 9.(a) Timescale/ Work Plan • Work plan is a schedule, chart or graph that summarizes activities and time of implementation • Your proposal work plan should include: o The tasks to be performed; o When and where the tasks will be performed; o Who will perform the tasks and the time required for each activity • Note: Researchers find it useful to plan their research using Gantt Chart. – Developed by Henry Gantt in 1917
  33. Sample timescale
  34. 9.(b) Budget and Resources • In your research proposal budget items need to be explicitly stated • This may be for travel, subsistence, help with data analysis, or postage for questionnaires. – Cost for every budget item should be quantitatively shown – There might be a need for budget justification of certain costs whose requirement is not obvious
  35. 10. Methodology of the Study • This section is really the heart of every research proposal. • Researchers must decide exactly how they are going to achieve the stated objectives. • Indicates the methodological steps they will take to answer every question and to test every hypothesis stated earlier • It will justify your choice of method in the light of those objectives.
  36. 11. References • You must give references to all the information that you obtain from books, papers in journals, and other sources. • Different reference styles are used in different filed of studies. • The most dominant ones are the American Psychological Association (APA), IEEE and the Harvard style. • The APA referencing style is decided to be adopted in our department
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