units

FIT5185

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to IT research. Specifically, it introduces major research methods that are used by IT researchers including experiments, surveys, case studies, and design science. It also addresses the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. Students will learn how to effectively communicate research. Skills developed and knowledge acquired from this unit will prepare students to conduct their own research, as well as to be knowledgeable consumers of others' research.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students will be able to understand:

  • the major philosophies and principles of research;
  • the major research methods used in IT research;
  • when a particular method is appropriate for a particular project;
  • how to collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative research data;
  • how to communicate research findings to a variety of audiences;
  • how to critically review research designs and literature.

Assessment

In-semester assessment (assignments and class tests): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Geoff Webb

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs studios/tutorials/wk

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in an FIT Masters Honours degree. Students enrolled in a postgraduate coursework degree must have permission from the chief examiner and course director.

Prohibitions

FIT4005

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5185.html