Research Methods in Computing

and Technology
CT098-3.5-2

Formulating Research Questions

Topic and structure of the lesson • Introduction – What are research questions • Importance of research questions • What is good research question? • Examples CT098-3.5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology 02 Research & Literature Searches Slide 2 (of 20) .

– The research question states clearly what the study will investigate or attempt to prove.Introduction • Research Questions – A research question is a formal statement of the goal of a study. – The research question is a logical statement that progresses from what is known or believed to be true (as determined by the literature review) to that is unknown and requires validation. CT098-3.5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology 02 Research & Literature Searches .

5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology Set Boundaries Provides Direction • TO DO OR NOT TO DO • TO ASK OR NOT TO ASK • NOW OR LATER • • 02 Research & Literature Searches Goal Objectives .Importance of Research Question Defines the Investigation • • What How CT098-3.

What is a good research question? • Relevant • Manageable in terms of research and your own academic abilities • Substantial and with original dimensions • Consistent with requirements of the assessment • Clear and simple • Interesting CT098-3.5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology 02 Research & Literature Searches .

5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology 02 Research & Literature Searches .Example Title : NMS in UCTI Research Questions: – Domain • Assess the size and growth rate of the network in UCTI • Compare various network monitoring systems which have been successfully implemented to determine the components that proved to be essential – Technical • Determine the most effective method of testing a network monitoring system • Identify the various criterion for selecting a suitable development tool in developing a network monitoring system CT098-3.

Example Title : RFID Staff Attendance System Research Questions: – Domain • Determine the process involved in attendance taking of the staff within the organisation • Identify the reports required by the various stakeholders of the system – e. departments – Technical • Identify the hardware .5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology 02 Research & Literature Searches .tags and readers .that will be required for RFID Staff Attendance System • Discuss the benefits of implementing RFID Staff Attendance System CT098-3.g.

5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology 02 Research & Literature Searches .Example Title : File Analysis and Event Logging System Research Questions: – Domain • Determine the information necessary in conducting a file analysis • Describe the reports that will be generated for the file analysis in terms of content. structure. readership and its us in the decision making process • Determine the approaches used in log file analysis – Technical • Determine a couple of data structures and algorithms for the implementation of file analysis • Identify the methods used in testing the log file analysis CT098-3.

Review Questions • What is the main goal of ethics in Research? • What are the rights of subjects / participants involved in research? • Identify some actions which constitute academic fraud.5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology 02 Research & Literature Searches . CT098-3.

Question and Answer Session Q&A CT098-3.5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology 02 Research & Literature Searches .

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5-2 Research Methods in Computing & Technology 02 Research & Literature Searches .Quick Review Question • Write the aim and objectives of your research CT098-3.