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MSCC 697 Information Technology Research Methods

Enhance your information technology capabilities with research skills.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

The need for research skills is apparent for those who go into academia or take a research position. The same abilities can also benefit an information technology professional. In MSCC 697 Information Technology Research Methods, you’ll develop your capabilities to identify, categorize, evaluate and synthesize a body of knowledge for a specific purpose.

Those purposes can be descriptive documentation, training materials, corporate white papers, position papers, convention/meeting papers, books or refereed journal papers. Your ability to assist in the preparation of such documents adds value to your role as an IT professional.

Throughout this course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with IT research methods.

What You'll Learn in MSCC 697

In this course, you’ll analyze, evaluate and synthesize a body of knowledge in an information technology discipline in order to identify problems for further investigation. You’ll also develop a problem definition based on a body of knowledge.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Defining, Reading and Consuming Research
  • Identifying a Research Problem
  • Telling the Research Story
  • Working with the Research Problem
  • Design Science
  • Ethics and Presentation Strategies

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCC 697, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate literature.
  • Organize a body of literature related to a problem.
  • Synthesize a story from the body of literature that leads to a research problem.
  • Develop and articulate a problem based on the literature.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research ethics.
  • Communicate a critical analysis of a body of literature in both written and verbal formats.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.