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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

Cost

$716.00

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 41116

Wed Jan 10 - Wed Mar 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 Wed 17:30 - 21:15 BBY SE12 Rm. 307
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Online
Feb 14 Wed 17:30 - 21:15 BBY SE12 Rm. 307
Mar 07 Wed 17:30 - 21:15 BBY SE12 Rm. 307
Mar 28 Wed 17:30 - 21:15 BBY SE12 Rm. 307

Instructor

Borna Noureddin

Course Outline

Cost

$716.00

Notes

  1. 1. Hybrid delivery format. 2. This course will be a combination of in-class sessions (15 hours) AND online instruction (30 hours). Classroom sessions will be held on the following Wednesdays at the Burnaby campus: January 10, February 7, and March 7. The final exam will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at the Burnaby campus. All sessions will be from 17:30-21:15. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this course are the same as classroom courses. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents.

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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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The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Practical Research: Planning and Design (11th Edition)
Author Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2016
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13374-132-2
Price $158.95
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