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COMP 7036 - Applied Research Methods in Software Development

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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.

Credits

3.0

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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

Related Programs

COMP 7036 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Games Development Option)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  7. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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