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FIT5181

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will develop students capabilities to undertake research in the information systems field. Students will learn various research methods and study published research papers in which these research methods have been used. Students will learn to evaluate how well the research methods have been used in published research papers. Students will also develop an understanding of some of the exciting, leading-edge research in the information systems field. This understanding may enable students to identify research topics that they would like to pursue, perhaps in an honours, masters, or PhD thesis.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will have:

  • developed capabilities to undertake research in the information systems field;
  • learned various research methods and study published research papers in which these research methods have been used;
  • learned to evaluate how well the research methods have been used in published research papers.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hrs seminar/wk

Co-requisites

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