ITC714 Research Development in IT (16)

This subject builds on the extensive review of the research topic in the area of Information Technology (IT) that students commenced in previous coursework subjects in the course. The subject requires students to reflect on their research plan, develop a detailed research proposal, with ethics approval as appropriate, defend their research proposal, and collect data using appropriate data collection techniques.  Students will develop expertise relating to a major research issue and will have the opportunity to publish their research in academic conference proceedings or refereed journals.

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: ITC714. 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 students enrolled in:
Doctor of Information Technology

Not available to students who have completed ITC537.

Assumed Knowledge
ITC712 and ITC713.
Subject Relationships

ITC537 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate the research process, develop an appropriate research proposal and identify any research issues that may arise when designing the appropriate research method for the chosen area of research;
  • be able to implement data collection techniques/methods, analyse results and judge the appropriateness of the research techniques/methods to the research problem, addressing ethical considerations;
  • be able to analyse a chosen research problem and propose an innovative and convincing proposal;
  • be able to justify and defend the overall research approach, research methodology and specific research design that are likely to be productive in addressing the research problem;
  • be able to write a clear and concise paper resulting from the research conducted that is ready for publication in a refereed journal or conference.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Requirements for academic writing at scholarly level.
  • Synthesizing research results.
  • Reporting research findings.
  • Writing and defending a thesis research proposal.
  • The art of publishing an article in a refereed journal.
  • Advanced statistical and mathematical techniques.


Current Students

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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.