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Applied Research Methods in Software Development COMP 7036

Computer Systems Course

Course details

Introduces principles and procedures of standard research methodologies in the context of software development and includes the relationship between software development and fields such as MIS, systems analysis and design, data processing, knowledge engineering, and decision theory; theories, paradigms and frameworks in software development; the role and importance of models, theories and conceptual frameworks; (prescriptive and descriptive models; scientific tradition; inference; deductive, inductive and abductive reasoning), traditional empirical research methods survey, experiment, case study and implementation (generate and test); measurement and evaluation, reliability, validity; literature exploration and criticism.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Acceptance into the Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems Degree program.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$749.94

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of COMP 7036 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 41116

Duration

Wed Jan 11 - Wed Mar 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41116
  • $749.94
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$749.94

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 1. Please email cstbtech@bcit.ca for departmental approval. Include your full name, student number (A0#), course number (e.g. COMP 7000), and CRN #. 2. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students, if approval is granted by the BTech Program Head. 3. CST Bachelor of Technology program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the program starting from the date of their first technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the CST BTech program, whichever comes first.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and appraise opportunities and needs for empirical research in an applied computing environment.
  • Identify and propose solutions to pitfalls inherent in research methodologies, specifically address issues related to reliability and validity.
  • Analyze, understand and assess problems and issues underlying theoretical and empirical research methods and applied research in the context of software development.
  • Access and interpret current primary source research material using the Internet, professional journals, and other sources of research.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate published literature in major discipline areas related to software development, such as Computing Science, and MIS.
  • Apply the principles of various research methods such as experiment, survey, field study and case study.
  • Prepare and defend a IT related research proposal according to generally accepted standards.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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