Research Paper
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Research Paper
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To develop the ability to find and work with professional literature, to perform research activities and to develop skills for composition of research papers. To develop students skills in research or development project and to formalize the results of research in a suitable form.
Brief description of the course
Research paper is based on a guided research of a student on a topic proposed by a supervisor or by a company. The paper can be based on an original software development accompanied by needs analysis and appropriate documentation as well as a manual, learning material, analysis of some new technology etc. The work is accompanied by seminars about basic steps in research work and development research.
Independent work
1. Formulation of the idea of thesis
2. Defining the goal of the paper
3. Selecting the type of the thesis and making work brake down structure of the paper
4. Formating the references and list of literature
5. Putting together the plan of thesis.
6. Reading, analyzing and discussing student papers
Learning outcomes in the course
Knows how to find and use appropriate literature and electronic means of production. Knows quality criterias for research and development work and is able to evaluate quality of research and development work. Is able to find researchquestions and aims for development, plan research- and developmentproject. Is able to give his work proper structure and format it as well.
Assessment methods
Exam. Defence of seminary paper. Review of a fellow students work.

Inga Petuhhov ja Martin Sillaots
Study literature
Vormistusjuhend lõputöö koostamiseks (TLÜ Informaatika Instituut, 2010),; Nõuded seminaritöö koostamiseks (TLÜ Informaatika Instituut, 2008).
Replacement literature
Ainet pole võimalik läbida ainult asenduskirjanduse alusel.