Research Methods

The details
Mathematical Sciences
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
01 October 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

DIP G10109 Mathematics,
MSC G10112 Mathematics,
MSC G10124 Mathematics,
DIP GN1309 Mathematics and Finance,
MSC GN1312 Mathematics and Finance,
MSC GN1324 Mathematics and Finance,
MSC G30412 Data Science,
MSC G30424 Data Science,
MSC G304PP Data Science with Professional Placement,
DIP G20109 Statistics and Operational Research,
MSC G20312 Statistics and Operational Research,
DIP G30009 Statistics,
MSC G30012 Statistics,
DIP N32309 Actuarial Science,
MSC N32312 Actuarial Science

Module description

The module provides an introduction to the principal research tools for the students on postgraduate courses in Mathematical Sciences, including practice in the mathematical word-processing language LaTeX.

Module aims

Sources of information Library, WoS, Reading papers, Periodicals, Blackwells, JSTOR, PubMed, Zentralblatt, ResearchIndex, CiteULike, Google, Google Scholar, Wikipedia) Introduction to \LaTeX (Crimson Editor, Brackets, Sections, Spacing, Fonts, Equations, Left and Right brackets, Tables, Matrices, Symbols, Styles) TeXnicCenter Postscript (Commands, importing and viewing .ps files) Essays, dissertations, papers and theses. (References, Presentation, Plagiarism) Unix/Linux and the vi editor

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

No information available.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Synopsis     
Coursework   Overleaf /LaTex     
Coursework   Short report    5% 
Coursework   Project Essay    95% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Adi Lausen, email:
Dr Adi Lausen (
Dr Adi Lausen (



External examiner

Prof Fionn Murtagh
University of Huddersfield
Professor of Data Science
Available via Moodle
Of 34 hours, 23 (67.6%) hours available to students:
11 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Mathematical Sciences

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