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ITC534 Research Issues in IT (16)


This subject allows students to develop research skills that are necessary to identify a research problem in the Information Technology (IT) discipline. The subject will cover areas such as identifying a research problem in IT, formulating a hypothesis, critical reading skills, literature review, selecting and evaluating a variety of sources of information and academic writing. By the end of the subject students should be able to identify and justify a research problem in an IT discipline, compile an annotated bibliography and write a literature review.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to Graduate Certificate in Computing Research and Master of Computing Research students.
Not Available to students who have completed ITC711
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC711 ITC711 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to effectively communicate to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • be able to identify a research problem in the IT area that is current and/or workplace related;
  • be able to identify and analyse existing sources of information that relate to the chosen IT research problem;
  • be able to synthesise and critically evaluate academic literature about the IT research problem.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Academic writing skills for scholarly presentation.
  • Information literacy skills.
  • Literature review in a chosen area.
  • Research paradigms and analysis.
  • Formulating research questions and hypothesis.


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.