This site is the companion website of the book
Information Technology Research (3rd ed) is available from Kalahari and Exclusive Books. Your local academic bookstore will also be able to order a copy if it does not yet have it in stock.
Information Technology Research - a practical guide for Computer Science and Informatics is targeted at senior students in any of the many branches of Information Technology, including Computer Science, Informatics and Information Systems. It is intended to introduce the student to the operation of the research process in these subjects to an extent that will enable them to identify, observe and master the methods used in their particular fields of specialty. Students who need such guidance are, primarily, likely to be those embarking on a study for the purpose of a research-based qualification and those who are busy with a formal research-methods course to prepare them for research.
Although dramatic changes like the emergence of electronic libraries and academic search engines have bombarded the research front in recent years, little of the underlying research process has changed. Peer review and the role of archival publications remain as important as ever. Information Technology Research - a practical guide for Computer Science and Informatics prepares students for research by enabling them to identify, observe and master the methods used in their particular fields of specialty.
The third edition discusses all the themes the second edition did. Where necessary, information has been updated. (Academic search engines, for example, did not exist when the second edition was published.) The third edition also adds useful information about the selection of conferences where research results may be presented. In addition it adds two new chapters: one on how to apply for research funding and another on the assessment of researchers.
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