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INFO390 Research Topics

An introduction to a number of cutting edge research topics and the concept, ideas and methodologies of research in Information Science.

This paper should be taken if you are interested in finding out more about cutting-edge topics in Information Science and/or if you are interested in learning more about research, perhaps with a view to continuing to do honours.

Not available in 2017.

Paper title Research Topics
Paper code INFO390
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017, expected to be offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
72 200-level INFO points (passed with an average grade of B+)
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Teaching Arrangements
Not available in 2017.
Course outline
Not available in 2017.
Eligibility
Not available in 2017.
Contact
michael.winikoff@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be advised.
Paper Structure
This paper consists of three (unequal) parts:
  • Introduction to research (weeks 1-3)
  • Five advanced topics in Information Science
  • Research Project (weeks 20-26)
Assessment:
  • Class participation in the tutorials (15% total)
  • Summaries (5 summaries, 5% each = 25%)
  • Research project (30%)
  • Exam (30%)
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Appreciate the applications and relevance of Information Science research and be able to discuss examples of research and its relevance
  • Understand and be able to explain what research is and what forms of evidence are used to assess and guide research
  • Be able to critique mass media coverage of scientific results
  • Be able to comprehend and critique research papers
  • Have an understanding of and be able to explain a range of advanced topics in Information Science
  • Have a high-level understanding of the process of research and experience in carrying out parts of the process

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017, expected to be offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

An introduction to a number of cutting edge research topics and the concept, ideas and methodologies of research in Information Science.

This paper should be taken if you are interested in finding out more about cutting-edge topics in Information Science and/or if you are interested in learning more about research, perhaps with a view to continuing to do honours.

Paper title Research Topics
Paper code INFO390
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
72 200-level INFO points (passed with an average grade of B+)
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Eligibility
Not available in 2017.
Contact
michael.winikoff@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be advised.
Paper Structure
This paper consists of three (unequal) parts:
  • Introduction to research (weeks 1-3)
  • Five advanced topics in Information Science
  • Research Project (weeks 20-26)
Assessment:
  • Class participation in the tutorials (15% total)
  • Summaries (5 summaries, 5% each = 25%)
  • Research project (30%)
  • Exam (30%)
Teaching Arrangements
Not available in 2017.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline
Not available in 2017.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Appreciate the applications and relevance of Information Science research and be able to discuss examples of research and its relevance
  • Understand and be able to explain what research is and what forms of evidence are used to assess and guide research
  • Be able to critique mass media coverage of scientific results
  • Be able to comprehend and critique research papers
  • Have an understanding of and be able to explain a range of advanced topics in Information Science
  • Have a high-level understanding of the process of research and experience in carrying out parts of the process

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard