INFO802 – Research in Information Technology

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Module code
INFO802
Module title
Research in Information Technology
Prescription
Students will critically analyse information technology research and assess the impact of information technology on society, including ethical issues.
Programmes
  • BI1703
  • BI1704
  • IT1101
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
48
Self directed hours
102
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate mastery of the fundamentals of the research process
Analyse and critique research methods to inform effective selection of data collection and analysis

Demonstrate analytical understanding and conceptualisation of an applied research project in IT

Content
- • fundamentals of research
• research outputs and inputs
• research methods
• research frameworks
• portal of research methods and methodologies
• kaupapa maori research
• research in it
• research process
• research proposal
• research strategy/design
• literature review
• ethics
• conceptual framework
• data collection & analysis (qualitative methods)
• data collection & analysis (quantitative methods)
• data quality assurance
• data presentation and interpretation
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but are not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
Overall weighted average of 50 in the assessments
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory

Required Text:
An extended reference list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module which will be updated as required