Academic Catalog

IS520 RESEARCH METHODS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Course Code: 9010520
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Information Systems
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course provides students with an integrated framework for research in information systems. Course underlines main research paradigms including positivist, post-positivist, critical theory and constructivist paradigm. Theoretical and practical bases are provided for leading research models under the main themes as quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods and design based research. The course uses problem-based self-directed learning to enhance students methodological skills and to assist them in applying these skills to the research process.