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Course Details

Course Code: ITCC500 Course ID: 4095 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course focuses on the research methods, tools, instruments, and devices used in Information Sciences and Information Technology; it appraises the logic of the scientific method, research design, qualitative and quantitative analysis of data for the purpose of conducting and reporting basic research in a scholarly and academic setting. Through concentration-based case studies, it investigates current trends, legal and ethical issues, global and societal impact, policies, and applications in the fields of information technology, information security, cyberlaw, digital forensics, and media management. This course evaluates methods to collect, classify, categorize, evaluate, assess, and report research data, to formulate valid research questions, and to derive logical conclusions. The principles, practices, tools, and methodologies presented in this course are applicable throughout the program of graduate studies.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Analyze selected research methods and tools
  • Develop a coherent plan for IT research that includes: problem analysis, purpose, valid research questions, hypothesis construction, literature review, data collection, critical analysis, and research design methodology
  • Identify primary and secondary sources to critically assess sources to recognize scholarly and academic material
  • Apply accurate language mechanics and APA style guidelines to develop research reports and other academic papers
  • Utilize graduate level critical thinking, reasoning, and writing to defend the logic and the conclusions in scholarly research

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Analyze selected research methods and tools
  • Develop a coherent plan for IT research that includes: problem analysis, purpose, valid research questions, hypothesis construction, literature review, data collection, critical analysis, and research design methodology
  • Identify primary and secondary sources to critically assess sources to recognize scholarly and academic material
  • Apply accurate language mechanics and APA style guidelines to develop research reports and other academic papers
  • Utilize graduate level critical thinking, reasoning, and writing to defend the logic and the conclusions in scholarly research
Book Title:Research Primer for Technical Communication - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780805863352
Publication Info:Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc Lib
Author:Hughes
Unit Cost:$66.35
 
Book Title:Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners, 5th Edition (Note: the price provided is for the VitalSource eBook)
ISBN:9781526449894
Publication Info:Sage
Author:Ranjit Kumar
Unit Cost:$57.24
Electronic ISBN:9781526449894
Electronic Unit Cost:$57.24
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.