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Students undertake an original investigation of a topic relevant to Information Systems (or cognate discipline). Specific research projects will depend on the availability of appropriate expertise, but may address a range of issues within Information Systems research. Under the supervision and guidance of an academic researcher, students are required to design and conduct a research investigation. This would typically involve a literature review, data collection and data analysis. The results will be reported as a thesis and in a public presentation. In some instances, it is expected that the results will also be submitted for publication in a conference or journal.
Research will be conducted on a topic of mutual interest under the guidance of an experienced Information Systems researcher.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- A comprehensive understanding of the process and practice of research in Information Systems
- A more sophisticated understanding of the Information Systems discipline
- Developed expertise in the area of their research project
- Completed a substantial piece of original research; and
- The necessary skills for further advanced research in Information Systems (e.g. in doctoral studies).
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Conducting independent research
- Analysing and synthesising technical research
- Conducting critical evaluation of research
- Communicating their research in scholarly reports and in public presentations; and
- Time management and project management
Last updated: 6 December 2019