In the Philippines, an academic thesis is named by the degree, such as bachelor/undergraduate thesis or masteral thesis. However, in Philippine English , the term doctorate is typically replaced with doctoral (as in the case of "doctoral dissertation"), though in official documentation the former is still used. The terms thesis and dissertation are commonly used interchangeably in everyday language yet it generally understood that a thesis refers to bachelor/undergraduate and master academic work while a dissertation is named for doctorate work.
We will survey and summarise the typical methodologies used in computing research, including both theoretical and experimental methodologies. Our emphasis will be on best practice, ensuring the validity and highest quality of the results of your research. We will emphasise the importance of formulating precise and evaluable hypotheses or claims, making it clear to your readers what claims you are and are not making, then providing an evaluation that supports (or perhaps refutes) your claims. We will warn you about some of the most common pitfalls in computing research, so you avoid or recover from them.