Foundations of Research Design in Information Sciences and Technology
Provides the foundations on research design and methods used in information sciences and technology. IST 505 Foundations of Research Design in Information Sciences and Technology (3) This course develops students’ abilities to conduct academic research, formulate a relevant thesis proposal, present and discuss the progress of their work, and conduct a small-scale research project in an information sciences and technology-related area. It provides an overview of the major research methods used in the area of information sciences and technology, including quantitative, qualitative, computational, and design approaches. The course emphasizes developing and practicing research design, execution, evaluation, and writing skills through application of the concepts that define the course.