INF9200 – Selected Theoretical Topics in Information Systems Development
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Spring 2021 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale.
As a general rule, exams at the MN Faculty will during the autumn of 2021 be conducted without physical attendance. For reasons relating to the course content, some courses will have on-campus written examination if the current infection rate makes this possible.
The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.
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.
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 to the course
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.
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic knowledge in informatics (information systems).
- 10 credits overlap with IN460.
- 10 credits overlap with IN9900 – Selected Theoretical Topics in Information Systems Development.
Lectures, discussion of literature, essay
Individual essay. Possibly oral examination
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.