INFO902 – Thesis

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Module code
INFO902
Module title
Thesis
Prescription
Students will demonstrate their competence as ethical researchers by conducting applied research that adds to the knowledge base in information technology
Programmes
  • BI1704
NZQA Level
Level 9
NZQA Credits
90
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
48
Self directed hours
852
Total learning hours
900
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Select and justify an appropriate research methodology (including data collection and
analysis methods) in order to answer specific research questions of interest to information
technology practitioners and researchers
2. Collect and analyse data, report results, draw conclusions and make recommendations
that relate to information technology practice and research
3. Situate the research outcomes within the knowledge base in information technology
4. Critique the research process and suggest possible improvements and extensions
Content
- Methodology selection
- Data collection and analysis
- Presentation of results
- Institutional requirements for level 9 theses
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will involve regular meetings with two assigned academic supervisors and informal discussions with other research students.
Assessment Criteria
A grade of C- or better in the assessment. The grade will be determined by the Postgraduate Programme Committee, based on the independent recommendations of two examiners. At least one of the examiners will be external to Wintec (both will be external if the student is a Wintec staff member) and neither will have supervised the student.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory

Required Text: None
An extended reference list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module which will be updated as required.