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Prerequisite(s)

Admission to an Honours, Masters (by research, or by coursework with a Minor Thesis) or PhD program; or approval by the relevant Program Director or by the School of Computer and Information Science.


Corequisite(s)

Nil


Course aim

To ensure students undertaking a substantial research project (leading to a dissertation or thesis) are familiar with the requirements of academic research; and to assist students to develop a formal proposal for their research project.

Course content

Short form:
The research process; the content of research proposals in the IT/IS domain; writing a research proposal; research methodologies appropriate across the fields of Information Technology/Information Systems (IT/IS); investigating emerging issues in IT/IS; research frameworks for IT/IS; qualitative and quantitative research in IT/IS; appropriate use of statistical data analysis in IT/IS research projects; research software tools and their use


Teaching method

ComponentDuration
Internal, City West
Lecture3 hours x 13 weeks
Internal, Mawson Lakes
Lecture3 hours x 13 weeks
External, City West
External (On-line materials and moderated discussion board)N/A x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

TaskLengthWeightingDuration
Internal, City West
Annotated bibliography300030%N/A
Research Proposal: Part A - Written500050%N/A
Research Proposal: Part B - PresentationN/A10%N/A
In class participationN/A10%N/A
Internal, Mawson Lakes
Annotated bibliography300030%N/A
Research Proposal: Part A - Written500050%N/A
Research Proposal: Part B - PresentationN/A10%N/A
In class participationN/A10%N/A
External, City West
Annotated bibliography300030%N/A
Research Proposal: Part A - Written500050%N/A
Research Proposal: Part B - PresentationN/A10%N/A
On-line disscussion board articipationN/A10%N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation


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