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ICT and Engineering Research Methods (9826.2)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology

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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193354) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (192460) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (185092) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154990) - View

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Syllabus

This unit introduces the nature of research and examines the various research approaches, methods and techniques that are applicable in the fields of ICT (information and communication technology) and engineering. It discusses the scientific, interpretivist, engineering and non-empirical forms of research; techniques of data collection (experiment, field work, survey, case study, artefact construction) and data analysis; and research issues such as research validity, reliability, triangulation, generalization and limitations. This unit will be co-taught with Inf. Sc. Research Methodology PG, 6797.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Discuss issues of research and knowledge creation;

2. Apply appropriate research methods to research problems;

3. Critique research methodologies; and

4. Design a research program.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 2 hours per week, 2L.

Prerequisites

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the 106JA Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering or 344JA Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours) or ETB001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Students must have passed as least 72 credit points in the course.

Students in 106JA Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering must also have a GPA of 5.00 or above.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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