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Being a Researcher

An Informatics Perspective

Authors: Ghezzi, Carlo

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  • Systematically discusses what every student should be told when entering academic or industrial research
  • Combines factual information and commonly agreed standards concerning research and its methods
  • Based on the author’s 50 years of experience in teaching and research at highly ranked universities
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This book explores research from the researchers’ perspective: why to engage in research, what methods to follow, how to operate in daily life, what the responsibilities are, how to engage with society, and the ethical issues confronting professionals in their day-to-day research.

The book systematically discusses what every student should be told when entering academic or industrial research so that they can avoid going through the painful process of learning by personal experience and lots of errors. Rather than being technical, it is philosophical and sometimes even anecdotal, combining factual information and commonly accepted knowledge on research and its methods, while at the same time clearly distinguishing between objective and factual concepts and data, and subjective considerations.

The book is about scientific research in general and as such holds true for any scientific field. However, it is fair to say that the different fields differ in their research cultures and in their eco-systems. The book reflects the author’s experience accumulated over almost 50 years of teaching graduate courses and lecturing in doctoral symposia at Politecnico di Milano, University of Zurich, TU Wien, Peking University, and at various conferences, and of academic research in informatics (also known as computer science).

This book is mainly intended for students who are considering research as a possible career option; for in-progress researchers who have entered doctoral programs; and for junior postdoctoral researchers. It will also appeal to senior researchers involved in mentoring students and junior researchers.

About the authors

Carlo Ghezzi is an Emeritus Professor of Software Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
He is an ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, Member of Academia Europaea, and Member of the Italian Academy of Sciences (Istituto Lombardo). He has been awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award and the Distinguished Service Award, and the IEEE TCSE Distinguished Education Award.

Carlo was on the evaluation board of several international research projects and institutions in Europe, Japan, and the USA, he was General Chair, Program Committee Chair and Member for numerous international conferences, and was Editor in Chief of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, and Associate Editor of Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Science of Computer Programming.
His research has been focusing on software engineering and programming languages.  He co-authored over 200 papers and 8 books, and coordinated several national and international research projects.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • What Is Research and Why We Do It

    Pages 1-23

    Ghezzi, Carlo

  • Research Methodology

    Pages 25-50

    Ghezzi, Carlo

  • The Products of Research: Publication and Beyond

    Pages 51-74

    Ghezzi, Carlo

  • The Researcher’s Progress

    Pages 75-92

    Ghezzi, Carlo

  • Research Evaluation

    Pages 93-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Being a Researcher
Book Subtitle
An Informatics Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45157-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45157-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-45156-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 132
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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