INF9200 – Selected Theoretical Topics in Information Systems Development

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.

Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.

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 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.

Basic knowledge in informatics (information systems).

Overlapping courses

  • 10 credits overlap with IN460.


Lectures, discussion of literature, essay


Individual essay. Possibly oral examination

Grading scale

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 21, 2020 12:16:09 AM

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