IS3159 Research project in information systems
Students taking this paper are required to submit a project report and evaluation form.
Prerequisites (applies to degree students only)
IS2062 Information systems development and management and IS2138 Information and communications technologies: principles and perspectives.
This course consists of an individual project undertaken by the student. The course is intended to consolidate material that is learnt within the programme, and to allow students to develop and apply knowledge in a particular area of information systems.
The scope of the project can range from a theoretical investigation of some aspect of information systems, to more practical systems analysis work or study of information systems in use. However, it must remain focused on the core topics of information systems and the application and use of information and communication technology within social and organisational contexts. In all cases a student will be expected to:
- explore relevant and up to date research literature in information systems following guidance and recommendations in the subject guide
- explore literature relevant to the required skills for project management, research writing and research methods
- complete and submit an evaluation form. This provides an account of the development of the main elements of students' work, as well as a critical reflection on what students have achieved and what lessons have been learned
- submit a final project report on which their assessment will be based.
The project report and the evaluation form must be submitted both as hard-copy and online in an electronic format and may be screened by plagiarism detection software.