Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT440
Subject Name IT Research Methodology
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites credit average in UG ICT degree
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence CSCI441
Assessment Annotated bibliography, Research proposal, Methodology 40% Exam 40% Workshop participation 20%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information NA
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
This subject will cover the following topics on IT research methodology: Nature of research; Research methods; Literature review - structure and form, critical reading, annotated bibliography and note taking; Survey methods; Quantitative methodologies (analysis of results etc.); Writing up and; Presentation skills. Satisfactory attendance at workshops is a requirement for the successful completion of this subject. Students are also required to attend the Postgraduate Forum usually held in the School (appropriate instruction will be given during the course of the Session).


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) the results of their investigation
2. present a literature review on the research topic which includes in its content relevant books, journal articles, software reviews and bibliographics and which demonstrates skilful use of appropriate research tools
3. demonstrate the skills necessary to undertake a project

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Enrolment via the web will not be accepted for this subject if students are not enrolling in degree codes 1840 or 1811. Students will be required to consult with SCIT academic staff to find a suitable supervisor. An "application for Honours" form, is available from the School Administrative Manager if students are enrolled in 706A.

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