Whether you would like to engage in rigorous research in academia, or you want to understand the scientific methods for responding to queries within the Information Systems domain IS 590 can be the right course for you. This course is focused on quantitative and qualitative research methods for behavioral research in Information Systems (IS). It will take a behavioral approach that integrates an understanding of research designs and methods. The primary goal of the course is for students to learn how to (1) form testable hypotheses in topics related to Information Systems, (2) design appropriate research methods to test those hypotheses, and (3) the tools for implementing the research methods. Through this process, students will learn to recognize and understand a variety of research designs and data collection methods that Information Systems scholars and other behavioral and social scientists use to address research questions. The course will be in a seminar format and students will study and discuss a select set of seminal academic papers in the Information Systems domain related to different research methods.
This course has DSC 424 as the pre-requisite. If you have not completed the pre-requisite course but are interested in taking IS 590, please contact the instructor (email@example.com) to determine if the pre-requisite can be waived for you.