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INF513 Research Methods in Information Studies (8)


The subject provides an overview of contexts within which enquiry is undertaken, and introduces candidates to the role and potential of research in information studies. The subject provides a grounding in research traditions, paradigms and methodologies relevant to information studies. Candidates study the use of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods and their application to information studies.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Applied Research specialisation of the Master of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the contexts within which research in information studies is undertaken; and
- be able to demonstrate knowledge of the qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research skills and expertise necessary to undertake research in the information studies field.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Research traditions and paradigms relevant to information studies - Use of qualitative methods and their application to information studies - Use of quantitative methods and their application to information studies - Use of mixed methods and their application to information studies


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.