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The course Onderzoeksmethoden is given as part of the bachelor program on Computer Science (directions "Game Technology" and "Informatics") at Utrecht University. The course takes place in the first period on Tuesday and Wednesday; see the schedule below for an overview. Presense is mandatory because there is no exam. The course starts on Tuesday, 12/09/2017.
All teaching material will be in English, as well as the requested report and presentation. The lectures might be in Dutch but on request will also be in English.
The course has the following learning goals:
Below, you can also find the presentation on "Giving presentations" and a corresponding score sheet.
Below you will find links to 6 student papers of the course Research Methods of last year 2016. These papers are a sort of examples for student papers in this year 2017. The papers are:
These papers received in 2016 a very high quality assessment. Especially the following criteria were used for the assessment:
Observe that the correct use of the English language was not assessed; this can be observed in some papers.
The paper of Gosen and Makatipu has an additional quality because at the end it explains and proves a structural cause for the unexpected long-term statistical behavior of the considerd algorithm.
The main line of this course is to address these learning goals by letting you carry out your research project. In this edition of the course, the central topic will be various aspects of Monte Carlo methods
In more detail, what is expected from the students, working in groups of max. 3:
This is our preliminary scheudle.
The reports are expected to be written in English, in the style of either a “Science report” or a “Nature letter”, with a SOM (Supplementary Online Material) discussing the statistics (determination of error bars, etc.)
You need to give a 20-minute presentation about your research assignment, which will be assessed by using the following score sheet. The time includes 1 minute to setup the presentation, a 15-minute presentation, and 4 minutes of feedback and Q&A.
The course is split into four groups/clusters, and you give your presentation to the other members of your group/cluster. Note that presence at other peoples presentations is mandatory. The schedule for these presentations can be found below
Each cluster has a responsible teacher. Please voice any presentation time complaints to the teacher assigned to your cluster.
The final grade is based on the report (70%) and the presentation (30%).
Grading of the report:
Particular attention is paid to:
Lecturers and contact
The main lecturer is prof.dr. Gerard Barkema.
The other lecturer is dr. Debabrata Panja.