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CIS8500 Applied Research for Information System Professionals

Short Description: App Res Info Sys Professionals
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020300 - Information Systems
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: CIS8000

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at

Students are required to have prior knowledge and experience of analytical research methods, that is, a basic understanding of statistics.


This course is designed as an introduction to applied research for information systems professionals. Students cover the fundamentals of research relating to management information systems, and investigate, synthesise and communicate information to inform management information systems decisions. The course is designed to build foundation skills for students to successfully conduct applied information systems research that employs both quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2017 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2017 Online
Semester 2, 2017 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2017 Online