Preparation for MSC project
Please answer all the questions briefly
Q1 Give THREE reasons why researchers working with human participants are required to obtain ethics approval. (3 Marks)
Q2 In 2008 Helen Xiang and Trevor Barker published a (fictitious) paper in “The Journal of Computer Science” Volume 26, issue 3, pages 126 to 132. The paper was entitled “Using artificial intelligence techniques to grade essays”.
Q3 In one sentence briefly define the following terms
Q4 a) Explain what is meant by the term “confounding variables” (1 Mark)
Q5 What is meant by the following two terms, giving ONE example of each
You are undertaking research into the relationship between video download times and bandwidth over a computer network. You are required to produce a project plan. You decide to conduct an experiment where you vary the bandwidth and record the download time. You undertake a pilot sudy in which you use a 200 MB video file and obtaing the results shown in the following table (based on 30 trials for each condition).
|Bandwidth (Gbps)||Mean Download time (sec)|
j) Explain why is is a good practice to consider
iii) ethical, and
iv) professional issues of this project?
(ONE sentence for each issue) (4 marks)
k) Describe ONE possible economic impact of the above project (One
sentence) (1 Mark)
Total 50 Marks
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