Tutor: Paolo Pareti
Slides available from http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s1054760/tutorials/irr/2014/index.htm
Date # Milestones
Thu 5th Feb 1st Tutorial
Thu 12th Feb 2nd Tutorial First ideas
Thu 19th Feb No tutorial Innovative Learning Week
Thu 26th Feb 3rd Tutorial Outline of the IRP
Thu 5th Mar 4th Tutorial Outline + key concepts
Thu 12th Mar 5th Tutorial All main sections with content
Thu 19th Mar 6th Tutorial All sections with content
Thu 26th Mar 7th Tutorial All main sections complete
Thu 2nd Apr 8th Tutorial Full draft
(1) Read an example of an IRP (in groups of 1 or 2)
(available from: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s1054760/tutorials/irr/2014/index.htm
(2) Find an answer to the main important questions (next slide)
(3) We will discuss them together
1. What do they want to do?
○ What is the research goal?
2. What is the hypothesis they want to prove?
○ What is the scientific contribution?
3. Why do they want to do it?
4. How are they going to do it?
1. It this novel?
○ What is the state of the art?
2. How will they determine if they succeeded?
3. What is their research plan?
○ What are the main components?
○ What are the optional ones?
4. Why should they be able to do something that nobody did before?
Exercise for the next tutorial
(1) By now you should have at least an outline of your proposal
(2) Expand the draft with more content. Make sure to have at
least one short paragraph covering each of the following points:
● What do you want to do? Objectives / Hypothesis
● Why would you do it? Motivation
● How are you going to do it? Methodology
(3) Send me your draft IRP document, we will discuss them
together during the next tutorial (like we did today).
You should send me by email as a PDF attachment
by the 4th of March at 23:59.