INF9200 - Selected Theoretical Topics in Information Systems Development

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Course content

The course aims to provide a theoretical foundation for re-search in information systems development. The course pro-vides an overview of research in this area, emphasizing a critical approach to current Scandinavian and international research. Issues concerned with research design and docu-mentation of research are emphasized.

Learning outcome

The course aims to enable students to give an account of dif-ferent research designs within the information systems field, and their rationale. They should be able to characterize and compare various traditions of information systems research and position themselves with reference to current, multidisci-plinary research areas like Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Participatory Design, Organizational Informatics etc. They should be able to report and document their own research as scientific articles, and know about procedures for review in some relevant major journals.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in informatics (information systems).

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with IN460

Teaching

Lectures, discussion of literature, essay

Examination

Individual essay. Possibly oral examination

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Autumn 2011

Autumn 2009

Spring 2009

Spring 2007

Spring 2005

When announced

Examination

Autumn 2011

Autumn 2009

Spring 2009

Spring 2007

Spring 2005

Teaching language

English