Research Methods in Computer-Based Environments

Data and Business Intelligence

Project Management

Unit Code
Level 7
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Unit Code
Level 7
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Course Overview

This unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of different computer-based research methods. Learners will plan their own research using associated techniques. Learners will also carry out a research project based on an area of interest within the computing technologies field, for example future/emerging technologies, cloud-based technologies.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

What is Computer Based Research Methods

  • Introduction
  • Types of Computer Based Research Methods.
  • Importance of research projects
  • Quantitative Approach and Qualitative Approach Research Methodologies

Components of research

  • The Seven Steps of the Research Process
  • Legal and ethical issues in research
  • Decision making

Preparing for a computer-based research project

  • How to Write a Research Question
  • Aims of Research
  • Objectives of Research
  • How To Measure a Project's Success

Carrying out an independent computer-based research project

  • what are your research interests in the area of information technology
  • Research tools and techniques to gather evidence
  • What Is a Research Critique?
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the use of computer-based research methods

  1. Evaluate the types of computer-based research methods used
  2. Explain the importance of research projects
  3. Compare and contrast primary and secondary data used in computer based research
  4. Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research methods
  5. Assess the considerations needed when carrying out computer-based research

2.  Understand the components of research

  1. Analyse the stages in conducting research
  2. Explain the regulatory, legal and ethical considerations required when carrying out research
  3. Evaluate the use of research for decision making

3.  Be able to prepare for a computer-based research project

  1. Formulate and construct research questions
  2. Prepare research aims and objectives
  3. Carry out a digital literature review based on the proposed questions and aims
  4. Analyse how to measure the success of a research project

4.  Be able to carry out an independent computer-based research project

  1. Research a technological area of interest
  2. Use appropriate research tools and techniques to gather evidence
  3. Critique research findings
  4. Present research findings in a professional format
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
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Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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