IT3010 does not have any exam. You will be evaluated based on the following:
- Three group assignments: 30% of the final grade.
- One group presentation of own results: 20%.
- One individual essay – research plan: 50%.
We have three group assignments in spring 2016:
- Research plan (10%)
- Data collection (10%)
- Data analysis (10%)
More detailed information about these assignments are provided during lectures and uploaded to itsLearning.
Group presentations and questions
Each group will prepare a presentation of own results from the first three assignments. More information will be provided during lectures and in itslearning (20%).
Individual essay- research plan
Choose a research topic and question, and a research strategy, either case study, design science or survey. Write an individual essay explaining your research plan:
- Write the essay in form of a short research plan on the topic you want to study. You can use the template for research plans here which is based on the 6 Ps from the textbook.
- Include a short literature review (maximum 4 references to research papers on the topic).
- Length of the report: maximum 1200 words in total excluding the front-page (including figures, references etc.).
- Fill in the information in the front-page. This is not counted as part of 1200 words.
- Deadline: week 18 (see course plan).
- Deliver through Itslearning
Your research plan should briefly cover the following issues:
- What do you want to research (research questions)?
- Why is it interesting (relevance for practitioners, researchers)?
- How will you answer your research questions (selecting case/artefact, data collection)?
- How will you analyze the data?
- What results do you expect to obtain and would they differ from existing ones?
Your essay will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- It has to be clear what are you planning to do and why
- Each part of your research plan should be connected
- Ability to use curriculum in deciding approach for
- Data collection
- Data analysis
- Data interpretation
See also this page for common issues with earlier delivered research plans in our courses.