DSP702 Research Methods in Business Informatics

Code DSP702
Name Research Methods in Business Informatics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty
Academic staff Mārīte Kirikova, Renāte Strazdiņa
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Modern society is being moved towards a knowledge-based model within which innovative solutions are created that can be applied to enhancing the economy. However, innovative solutions can be created through synthesizing existing knowledge. Scientific methods have been designed and are applied specifically for this purpose, therefore being familiar with such methods should be of benefit to students of business informatics program. The main subject of the course is the introduction to and practical application of scientific methods that can be used in computer science research. Given that some of the students may not be familiar with the concept, the course presents the types of scientific methods and possibilities of application thereof. Quantitative and qualitative scientific methods are considered, the research process and its various steps are analyzed, and the stages of drafting a scientific publication are set out. To ensure a more efficient learning process, theoretical studies are complemented with a realistic research project of a nominal volume; the results of this project shall be presented in a written report. A number of lectures are dedicated to honing technical writing skills that can be applied to drafting course and final papers..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Student after finishing the course knows research process, main activities, results, research methods appropriate in Business Informatics research process and research paper development techniques and standards Student can find the most appropriate methods for the particular research and do research according to the generally accepted methods, standards and techniques.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Know – research process, main activities, results. - Successfully developed research plan.
Know – research methods appropriate in Business Informatics research process. - Successfully completed analysis of the research methods applicable in the student’s master thesis.
Know – research paper development techniques and standards. - Successfully completed analysis of the research papers.
Can – find the most appropriate methods for the particular research. - Successfully completed exercises.
Can – do research according to the generally accepted methods, standards and techniques. - Successfully completed exercises.
Course prerequisites None

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