Courses & Units

ICT Research Methods KIT401

Hobart, Launceston


This unit needs to be taken in conjunction with a thesis project. This unit can be taken at the same time as KIT402 or students can do both KIT402 and KIT403 in the following semester.


This unit is designed to give ICT research students an appreciation of the significance of research and provide students with research skills, knowledge and understandings that will enable them to conduct their own research in a rigorous manner. The unit will encourage critical understanding of qualitative and quantitative approaches in research and explore the research process. The unit includes the design of data collection tools and an introduction to quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques. Students will gain an understanding of the theory and practice of methods and approaches applicable to the conduct of ICT research. They will have the capacity to design and communicate research proposals for ICT projects and to critically assess and evaluate alternative approaches to conducting research on ICT issues. They will consider the ethical issues involved in planning, conducting and reporting research. Students will be challenged to apply concepts and critically engage with issues as they relate to personal research needs and the assessment items will relate to their research topic.


Unit name ICT Research Methods
Unit code KIT401
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Information & Communication Technology

Paul Turner

Level Honours
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $4,804.00 029999

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An honours thesis topic and supervisor

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KXX401, KIT701, KIT714


Teaching Pattern

 1hr learning module, 2hrs workshop weekly.


 100% in-semester (4 assessment items worth 15%, 15%, 20%, 50%)

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