How to Do Research

Last Update: Friday, 2 January 2015

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"Research and teaching have always cohabited: anyone who teaches a subject well wants to know more about it, and when she knows more, to impart that knowledge."
  1. On the use of Wikipedia

  2. Lauer, H.C. (1975), "On Ph.D. Thesis Proposals in Computing Science", The Computer Journal 18(3): 279-281.

  3. Jayaraman, Bharat (2006), "General Advice on CSE Research" [PDF]

  4. "Internet Detective"

  5. Beck, Susan (1997), "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, or Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources"

  6. A sample conference review form

  7. Parberry, Ian (1994a), "A Guide for New Referees in Theoretical Computer Science", Information and Computation 112(1): 96-116.

  8. Parberry, Ian (1994b), "A Form for Referees in Theoretical Computer Science", SIGACT News 25(4): 96-107.

  9. Smith, Alan Jay (1999), "The Task of the Referee", revised version of an article that originally appeared in IEEE Computer 23(4; April 1990): 65-73.

  10. Nussbaum, Maury A. (2002), "How to Write a (Thesis/Dissertation) Proposal" (Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering).

  11. Wrenn, Chase (2005), "How to Referee a Paper for a [Philosophy] Journal"

  12. Blecher, Wendy (2005), "On Journal Rejection", Flourish 2(4) (April).

  13. Science Daily: Computer Science News

  14. "Advice on Research and Writing"

  15. McKinney, Mary (2006), "Advisee Management Tip: Ask for a Memo", Tomorrow's Professor Msg.#747.

  16. Vicens, Quentin; & Bourne, Philip E. (2009), "Ten Simple Rules to Combine Teaching and Research", Tomorrow's Professor Msg. 948.

  17. NEW
    Rudra, Atri (2014), "How to Do Research" [PDF] (CSE 501 class notes)

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