Research in Information Technology

 

Course title   

Research in Information Technology

Course Codes          

IT8101/IT8400

Level  

8

Status            

Compulsory

Credits

15

Prerequisite 

None

Course offered in

Refer to Programme Course Selection Sheet, Online

Co-requisites

None

Duration

1 trimester

           

Aim

To provide students with a framework for applied research in information technology through examining research methods and publications, with particular reference to research into the impact of information technology on society.

 

Course content

Research methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed), research literature, impact of information technology on society (including digital divide, ethical issues, cultural and gender perspectives, environmental and social challenges).

 

Learning objectives

 

  1. Critically evaluate the suitability of a range of research methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed) for application in a specific area of information technology.
  2. Select, analyse, critique and synthesise research literature in a specific area of information technology.
  3. Assess the (past, present and future) impacts of specific aspects of information technology.
  4. Critically analyse ethical issues in the use of information technology.

 

 

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