Computer-based Research Methods

Learners will develop an understanding of different computer based research methods. They will plan their own research and carry out a research project based on an area of interest to them within computer science.

Awarding Body



25 Hours

Start Date

All Year Around

Study Mode

Classroom Workshop

By the end of this programme, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand computer based research techniques
  • Be able to plan a computer based research project on a topic within computer science
  • Be able to carry out research on a topic within computer science
  1. Understand computer based research techniques
  • Research techniques: desk research, ethnography, focus groups, interviews, online communities, mobile research, surveys
  • Sampling techniques: probability-based, selective, convenience-based, ethnographic methods
  • Ethics and research: ethical standards, ethics principles, ethics approval
  • Data analysis techniques: qualitative methods, quantitative methods, data analysis tools
  1. Be able to plan a computer based research project on a topic within computer science
  • Research proposal structure: focus, relevant literature, method, ethics, decisions, schedule, resources, references
  • Data collection methods: exploratory, descriptive, analytical/explanatory, predictive
  • Research proposal feasibility: scope, topic selection, structure, managing time, managing data collection
  1. Be able to carry out research on a topic within computer science
  • Data collection: primary data, secondary data
  • Data analysis: scientific rigor, deductive, inductive
  • Reporting: research outline, research foundation, research methodology, research results, research evaluation, research process reflection

How many students are there in a classroom?

It depends on how many would enroll per intake. Even if the number of students are just 1, we still continue with the training as planned. The maximum number of students we will have in a classroom is 10.

Can I request a date that is convenient for me?

Absolutely! We will arrange the training that is convenient for you. The training date is completely customizable.

Can I change the course content?

Yes, if the contents of the course needs to be changed, please let us know. We will communicate with you and get a course outline that works for you finalized.

Does it matter which industry I work at?

It really doesn’t. We take cases and discuss them to cover your industry. If you need the course to be customized and tailored to your industry, we can also do that. You’d have to let us know in advance by filling out the form below.

(The fees include coffee breaks, study materials and working lunches daily)

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