ITC711 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.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC711. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to Doctor of Information Technology students.
Not available to students who have completed ITC534.


Subject Relationships

ITC534 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to effectively communicate, to specialist audiences at a level expected from a higher degree by research student, and to 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.


This 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.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.