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Writing for Computer Science

Authors: Zobel, Justin

  • Extensive guidance on writing and presentation skills for researchers and practitioners in the field of Computer Science
  • A comprehensive introduction to research methods and scientific writing for computer scientists
  • An overview of the skills that a student needs to become an effective researcher
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About this book

All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research  that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. 

Topics include:

·         Development of ideas into research questions;

·         How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research;

·         Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics;

·         Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong.

Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on:

 ·         Writing style and editing;

·         Figures, graphs and tables;

·         Mathematics and algorithms;

·         Literature reviews and referees’ reports;

·         Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses;

·         Writing of other professional documents;

·         Presentation of talks and posters.

Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.

About the authors

Justin Zobel is Head of the University of Melbourne's Department of Computing & Information Systems. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and for many years was based at RMIT University, where he led the Search Engine group. As a researcher, Professor Zobel is best known for his role in the development of algorithms for efficient web search. His current research areas include search, measurement and evaluation, bioinformatics, fundamental algorithms and data structures and compression. He is an author of around 200 papers, has written three texts on postgraduate study and research methods and is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information Systems, Information Processing & Management, and Information Retrieval.

Reviews

“This is a comprehensive guide on research methods and how to produce a scientific publication detailing one’s research in computer science … . a must-read for those doing research in CS and related fields. It will greatly benefit anyone who is involved in any kind of scientific research, as the examples are only from the CS field. Students, researchers, scientists, and other academicians involved in scientific research will improve both their research methods and writing by reading this book.” (Alexis Leon, Computing Reviews, July, 2015)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6639-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6638-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Writing for Computer Science
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6639-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6639-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6638-2
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XIII, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations
Topics