Coursework

I will use this page to post updates and course related material of any coursework I am completing while working on my Doctoral degree. During the academic years of 2010-2012, I have a number of required classes. This list is lifted from the MBS website, here.

  • Social research methods

An overview of social science research processes and commonly used research methods is provided. Topics include problem formulation, research and questionnaire design, interviewing and observational methods. Students are expected to make a presentation during the workshops and to carry out fieldwork tasks. 

Read a paper I wrote as part of research methods entitled: Adaptations of Models in Information Systems: How New Questions are Answered in Research Relying on Established Work
 

  • Statistics

This module covers the major aspects of descriptive and inferential statistics and their application in research. The blended learning study and practical workshop sessions provide a solid base for further work. 

This was an excellent course that has prepared me to do statistics as a researcher. Here is a paper I wrote as part of this course examining how statistics were used in the IS research.
 

  • Philosophical Issues in Management (Epistemology)

These seminars examine epistemological problems in management research and their roots in philosophies of the natural and social sciences. Assumptions of dominant schools are discussed in conjunction with the problems posed by the contemporary philosophy of science. Management science is seen as a social science in the broadest sense, involving questions of values and objectivity.
 

Read a philosophy paper I wrote on Philosophy of Motivational and Normative Actions in IT Governance

  • Electives

Six electives are also required (TBD).


 
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