SIT420 - Research Methods and Practices in Information Technology


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



S470: Nil

Other: Must have successfully completed 16 credit points of study including 12 SIT-coded units.

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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

5 x 2 hour workshops. 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

5 x 2 hour online workshops. 


Research methods and practices are an essential part of scientific and industry research. This unit provides broad coverage of the issues, concepts, methods, skills and techniques associated with information technology. It introduces students to major research philosophies and paradigms, the principles of research design, research ethics, library and literacy skills, data collection and analysis techniques, academic writing and communication skills. It will also look to explore the role of research in industry and academia and examine pathways from Honours to PhD and into industry. Upon the completion of this unit, students will be prepared to conduct and communicate their own research, be critical interpreters of others' research, as well as be knowledgeable for future research and development careers.

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