Courses Catalogue

Research Methods

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description:

This course exposes the student to the theoretical and practical concepts of research. It provides the skills, methods, and competencies that are necessary to collect, analyze, summarize and present quantitative and qualitative information.

Course Objective:

To objectives of the course are to equip students with skills to

  1. Formulate a research problem
  2. Document and justify the research Objectives
  3. Select appropriate methods of solving a research problem
  4. Correctly correct and analyze data
  5. Document and present findings

Course Learning Outcomes:

A Student who has undertaken this course unit will be able to learn skills that will enable him/her to successfully undertake a research project. He/she will be able to:

  1. Identify a relevant or significant research problem.
  2. Identify the Objectives of a research project that can solve a given problem.
  3. Select appropriate research methods to be used in solving a given project.
  4. Select appropriate data collection techniques that can be used to gather data required to solve a given project.
  5. Select appropriate data analysis techniques and use them to process collected data, interpret data analysis results.