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Course emphasizes importance of collaboration

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Course emphasizes importance of collaboration

From the "Replicating Computational Results" course in Spring 2013, students learned the essential need for collaboration. Many students found that while most speakers from traditionally non-computational fields tend to be not fully aware of the capabilities of computational methods; as computer science students, they realized that there were interesting problems outside of computer science to which their knowledge in the field could contribute. Students also learned in this course about the lack of reproducibility in the computer science community and how difficult it is to recreate another person’s computational results. Students found that the course helped them to better understand the areas in their research field that have room for improvement and start new research projects, as well as the importance of creating reproducible research and the dangers of doing research in a non-reproducible manner.