INFO614-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Research Methodology and Epistemology

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018

Description

INFO614 seeks to provide students with a thorough introduction to the principal assumptions that underpin the development of research ideas in accounting, information systems and related disciplines. More particularly, it seeks to expose students to the theoretical and philosophical foundations of knowledge and reality. You will also be introduced to both quantitative and qualitative research methods

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a significant increase in your appreciation of key issues in research published in the academic literature.
2. Demonstrate a scholar’s awareness of accounting, tax and information systems as areas for advanced study and research.
3. Demonstrate critical and analytical ability in various contexts.
4. Demonstrate a significant improvement in your written and oral presentation skills.
5. Actively lead and participate in discussion and debate of issues concerning the foundations of knowledge and reality in the social sciences.
6. Design, carry out, analyse and write up a piece of accounting, auditing, accountability, plublic finance, taxation or law research.
7. Design, carry out, analyse and write up a piece of qualitative research.
8. Design, carry out, analyse and write up a piece of quantitative research.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department

Restrictions

ACCT614, ACIS614, AFIS614

Course Coordinator

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the departments and colleges page

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Managing a Research Project 20%
Methodology Analysis 15%
Qualitative Methods 15%
Quantitative Methods 15%
Research Proposal 35%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading:
Some chapters from Yin, R. K., (1994 or 2003), Case Study Research: Design and Methods (2nd or 3rd ed.), Sage: Beverly Hills are recommended reading for the qualitative research module.  You are not expected to purchase this book – there are three copies of this book on restricted loan in the Central Library.

Course links

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,887.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page .

All INFO614 Occurrences

  • INFO614-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018