Module/Course Description

Course Title: Research Methods

Course Code: LJMU-7506-COMP

Programme: MSc in Computing and Information Systems

Credits: 20.00

Course Description:

Aims

To develop knowledge of effective and academic research design at masters level and provide guidance on the purpose and design of literature reviews; the use of theory; writing strategies; citation and ethical considerations.

To provide an understanding of how the range of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method data approaches can be most appropriately applied

To provide help on establishing the most effectual research design and method for the dissertation project and write a successful research proposal.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the module the student should be able to:

1 Search, critically analyse and summarise published research in the disciplines of Computing and Information Systems, and identify relevant Legal, Social, Ethical and Professional Issues associated with published research.

2 Demonstrate how critical analysis of advanced scholarship and published research can be used to develop a project proposal that contributes to academic or professional knowledge and understanding, and identify relevant Legal, Social, Ethical and Professional Issues related to the proposed project.

3 Critically evaluate the range of qualitative and quantitative data and information collection strategies that can be used and make informed decisions about which are relevant for different purposes.

Prerequisites: LJMU-IND-M-100

Prerequisites Categories: Postgraduate Certificate Level, Postgraduate Diploma Level

Typical Module duration: 8.0 Week(s)

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