Philosophies, approaches, and practices of research in information transfer. Statistics as a tool and as a framework for understanding the research process.
Professor of Record
The course is intended primarily for Ph.D. students in Information Science and Technology, though it can be of interest and value to students in other programs.
After taking this course, the students will be able to:
- Generate a researchable question given a topic of interest.
- Conduct a basic literature review for a given research topic.
- Critique various research methods including the pros and cons of each.
- Identify appropriate research methods for a given research question.
- Carry out research activities that use one or more major research methods in information studies.
- Present the research design and the findings of research.
- Engage in ethical considerations in the process of conducting a research activity.
Other iSchool Courses
- IST 776 - Research Methods in Information Science and Technology
- IST 777 - Statistical Methods for Information Science and Technology
- IST790 - Advanced Topics in Information Organization
- IST810 - Practicum in Research
- IST 830 - Seminar in Information Systems
- IST840 - Practicum in Teaching