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INFO580 Research Project

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Investigation of a problem at a critical and analytical level, backed by appropriate applied and academic literature.

This paper is designed in conjunction with the Master of Business Data Science and allows the student to independently develop and extend their skills in Data Science and Data Analytics. Each student will be supervised by an academic and may develop a research topic with an external business.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code INFO580
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (1 March 2021 - 25 February 2022), 1st Non standard period (1 March 2021 - 25 February 2022)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,696.40
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,931.47

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Limited to
MBusDataSc
Contact

jeremiah.deng@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

jeremiah.deng@otago.ac.nz

Paper Structure

The paper runs from the beginning of first semester, with the final thesis submission in mid-February of the next calendar year. The course will provide an introduction to writing a thesis, present a range of possible research topics, and support the students throughout the year to complete a solid technical and academic research project.

Textbooks

There is no set textbook; however a number of texts and articles will used as references made available via the course portal

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
During this paper, students will:
  1. Plan and conduct an independent research project that will be relevant to the chosen academic discipline (research)
  2. Apply critical thinking skills and (potentially) interdisciplinary approaches to the chosen discipline and research topic (critical thinking)
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work independently (self-motivation)
  4. Be able to write a research report with a high level of communication skills (verbal and written) (critical thinking, communication)

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (1 March 2021 - 25 February 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

1st Non standard period (1 March 2021 - 25 February 2022)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
AND
B1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41