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ARIN 2000 Research Methods in IS, the Humanities and Social Sciences Introduction Kathy Cleland - Coordinating Lecturer Room S344, John Woolley Bldg Tel: 9351 4721 Email: kathy.cleland@arts.usyd.edu.au Feel free to come and have a chat anytime. Email to make an appointment.

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ARIN 2000

Research Methods in IS, the Humanities and Social Sciences


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Introduction

  • Kathy Cleland - Coordinating Lecturer

  • Room S344, John Woolley Bldg

  • Tel: 9351 4721

  • Email: kathy.cleland@arts.usyd.edu.au

    Feel free to come and have a chat anytime. Email to make an appointment.


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BAI - new units of study

  • Two new units of study will be offered in Arts Informatics in Semester 2, 2004

  • ARIN 2100 - Web Tools

  • ARIN 3000 - Technocultures


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General Announcement

  • “Plaything” games conference

  • Venue: Eastern Avenue, Sydney University

  • Dates: October 10 -12 2003

  • Key Organiser: dLux media arts

  • Supported by Arts Informatics Program and Sydney College of the Arts


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ARIN 2000 - Course Overview

  • ARIN 2000 - objectives

  • This Unit of Study will introduce students to a variety of research methodologies used in Information Systems, the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Students will be introduced to key research frameworks and paradigms.

  • Students will learn key quantitative and qualitative research techniques including: participative methods, surveys, focus groups, action research, content analysis, experiments and case studies.

  • Students will learn to critically analyse and interpret data and evidence.


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ARIN 2000 - Research Areas

  • Information Systems

  • General topics relevant to living in the Information Age

  • Your own area of interest from your Arts major

  • The Humanities and Social Sciences


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ARIN 2000 - Course delivery

  • 2 hour lecture

    • The structure of the 2 hour lecture will vary, sometimes the second hour will be used in a more interactive way

  • 1 hour tutorial

    • tutorials start Week 2

    • attendance at tutorials and participation in activities is compulsory


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ARIN 2000 - Resources

  • ARIN 2000 Reader

    • available at Copy Centre $21

  • ARIN 2000 Websitehttp://teaching.arts.usyd.edu.au/arin2000

    • General information/Staff contact details

    • Course outline - you should check the lecture schedule and readings on a weekly basis

    • Assessment

    • Resource list (Fisher - Special Reserve items, websites, online journals)


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ARIN 2000 - Assessment

  • Participation 10%

  • Essay 40%Due Date: Week 7, Friday 12 Sept

  • Research Proposal 50%Due Date: Week 13, Friday 28 Oct

    NB. Details will be available in tutorials in Week 2


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For next week …

  • Readings: ARIN 2000 Reader

  • 1-1 Michael Crotty, "Introduction: the Research Process"

  • 1-2 Michael D. Myers and David E. Avison, "An Introduction to Qualitative Research in Information Systems"

  • 1-3 Wanda J Orlikowski and Jack J. Baroudi, "Studying Information Technology in Organizations: Research Approaches and Assumptions"

  • 1-4 Richard Osborne and Borin Van Loon; edited by Richard Appignanesi 1996 Sociology for beginners, Icon Books, Cambridge [England]

  • Online reading: Neuman, William, Social research methods : qualitative and quantitative approaches. Chapter 4.


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