- Management Information Systems
- Professor Donncha Kavanagh
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Curricular information is subject to change
On completing this module you will be expected to be able to:
(a) Critically evaluate research studies on digital innovation, their associated assumptions and claims, and arrive at sensible critiques of their value;
(b) Recognise fallacious reasoning and biases in argumentation;
(c) Understand different modes of inquiry used in the study of digital innovation;
(d) Demonstrate knowledge and application of methods addressing ethical issues in conducting investigations into digital innovation;
(e) Conduct an inquiry-based project on digital innovation and write it up as a report.
The module is designed to enhance – and will assess – your communication skills (writing, presenting, in particular), as well as your teamwork skills.
This is an indicative list of lecture topics, which may be subject to change as the module progresses.
Rhetoric, fallacies and argument
Paradigms of inquiry and innovation
Doing a literature review
Collecting and analysing evidence
Writing up an inquiry project
Theory and theorizing
Presenting the results of your inquiry
Ethics in business inquiry
Designing and managing an inquiry project
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Research Proposal - Groupwork||Week 9||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Term Paper||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Out-of-class (Wiki etc.) contributions||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: In-class contributions||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online test of student's knowledge of logical fallacies and biases.||Week 4||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Online individual/group feedback on preliminary proposal. Also, online individual/group feedback on final proposal. In-class feedback on preliminary proposal. Students can request feedback on final examination.