Research Methods In Computer Science

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A Report On

“RESEARCH METHODS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE”

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Nitish Ashok Shinde (5210)
ME Comp- I 2nd shift

Introduction Computer Science has proved its importance in various domains of science like natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and cultural science [1]. Computer science (CS) characterized as an empirical discipline, in which each new program can be seen as an experiment, the structure and behavior of which can be studied [2]. The term Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is analogous to Information Technology, but it stresses more on role of technologies like telecommunications, computers, software's, etc, which enable users to access, store, and manipulate information [3]. Research methods
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By abstracting internal details it obtains models that captures essence of the problem under study. By doing this it supports generalization and unification of results. It is mainly concerned with possibilities and limitations. In other words we can say that we can use the theoretical method to model a new system. However the theoretical method can help in finding new mathematical models or theories, but this method still needs other methods to prove the efficiency of the new models or theories.
4. Qualitative Method: Qualitative research methods are being used increasingly in evaluation studies, including evaluations of computer systems. These methods are used to understand the perception of an information system by its users, the context within which the system is implemented and the processes by which outcomes are generated. Qualitative research method is a method dealing with phenomena that are difficult or impossible to quantify mathematically, such as beliefs, meanings, attributes, and symbols. The qualitative method investigates the why and how of decision making, not just what, where, when.
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3. Journals
Journal papers are generally the Alpha and Omega of publishing papers and they are considered as more prestigious than conferences.
Top Academic Journals In Computer Science
Based on SCImago Journal Rankings 2013 there are some top journals in computer science given below:
1. Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning Publisher: Now Publishers Inc. Publication type: Journals. ISSN: 19358237, 19358245
2. Molecular Systems Biology Publisher: Nature Publishing Group. Publication type: Journals. ISSN: 17444292
3. Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision Publisher: Now Publishers Inc. Publication type: Journals. ISSN: 15722759, 15722740
4. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Publisher: IEEE Computer Society. Publication type: Journals. ISSN: 01628828
5. Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory Publisher: Now Publishers Inc. Publication type: Journals. ISSN: 15672190, 15672328

References
1. Denning Peter J.: Is Computer Science Science?. COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM, Vol. 48, No. 4 (2005).
2. Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon: Computer Science as Empirical Inquiry: Symbols and Search, Commun. ACM 19(3):
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