The course prepares the student for the Master Thesis and provides possibilities for specialization on a chosen topic within IS. It will focus on current issues in IS and the methodology for conducting literature studies. Students are introduced to various topics and issues within the IS field that can be relevant focus areas in a master thesis. Research ethics and guidelines for how to apply ethics in IS research studies, are part of the course.
During the course, students work with a comprehensive literature review which can be related to the theme of their forthcoming thesis.
Relevant topics within IS that the course focuses on, will depend on ongoing research projects. Relevant topics within IS relevant for master theses, will largely be tied to research groups where employees of the department participate. Topics which the students can choose among, will represent a wide range of relevant areas within IS.
Approved mandatory presentations and hand-ins in addition to obligatory participation in lectures and discussions. Details are given in Canvas at start of term.
Group report (counts 100%), usually delivered by pair of students. Graded marks (letters). Further information will be given in Canvas.
Faculty of Social Sciences