The purpose of this assessment is to enable students to demonstrate a critical awareness of previous research in
an IT context within a chosen topic area through a basic understanding of research theory and techniques.
Overall goals of this assignment are to help you to:
• Become more knowledgeable about finding and using varied research sources in your chosen area in IT.
• Further develop your critical thinking skills and back up your points with evidence.
• Become more adept at synthesizing information and developing informed views.
• Discipline yourself to follow a scholarly research format to document in-text sources and a references
page (bibliography).
You must work on this report individually
Timelines and Expectations
Percentage Value of Task: 15% Due: 17.00 Friday Week 4 (see the Course Description or moodle submission
link for the exact date for this semester)
Minimum time expectation: 3-8 hours
Learning Outcomes Assessed
The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:
K1. Determine the role IT research plays in contributing to organisational innovation, and success.
K2 Identify appropriate research philosophies for IT projects, which match organisational
S2. Demonstrate expert English language skills in academic and professional contexts.
S3. Evaluate the quality and utility of literature sourced.
S4. Undertake a literature review for an organisational IT research project.