Interdisciplinary Research Methodology for IS


Course Objective

This course helps prepare students for scientific research and
particularly their Master research project and thesis.

Upon completion of the course, students:
• demonstrate the ability to formulate a research design that includes
the appropriate research questions and explains how they are answered
through the applicable research methods; (Apply knowledge and
understanding) (Make judgements)
• are able to argue for his/her research design with a solid
argumentation explaining the underlying assumptions and pros and cons of
the chosen methods; (Communication) (Make Judgements)
• gain a thorough understanding of the different ways to collect and
analyse research data according the different IS research methodologies;
(Knowledge and understanding) (Apply knowledge and understanding)
• develop the ability to to critically judge the obtained results in
relation to the research questions. (Make judgements) (Lifelong learning

Course Content

This course teaches you how to design and carry out scientific research
in the domain of information sciences. You will be guided through the
different stages of carrying out a research project, from conducting a
literature review, developing a research design, to collecting and
analysing data, and writing the findings and discussion section.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and interactive discussions.

Method of Assessment

Research Challenge Presentation (10%)
Literature Review Report (40%)
Research proposal (50%)

Entry Requirements

Basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods.


Readings will be made available on Canvas.

Target Audience

MSc Information Sciences.

General Information

Course Code X_405085
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. S. Lusini
Examiner dr. S. Lusini
Teaching Staff dr. S. Lusini

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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