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LIS-S 607 Thesis/Project in Library and Information Science

1-6 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Delivery: On-Campus
  • Student prepare and present a master’s thesis or project in library and information science. The product is substantial, typically a multichapter paper, or a carefully designed and evaluated application, based on well-planned research or a scholarly project. The design and execution are worked out between the student and faculty advisor.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Evaluate the research literature critically.
    2. Interpreting LIS contributions, deficiencies, and theories with respect to the thesis or project research problem, aims, questions or hypotheses, and methods.
    3. Assess the research designs of published research articles in LIS.
    4. Formulate specific research aims, questions, or hypotheses within a topic area of LIS.
    5. Determine appropriate research methods to answer particular research questions, to test hypotheses, or to evaluate algorithms or systems.
    6. Analyze data using appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods.
    7. Critique the research designs of others and provide generative feedback.
    8. Design, develop, and write a research thesis or project proposal and defend it before a research committee.
    9. Execute the research proposal, developing a system and/or collecting data, based on the research plan, and abiding by ethical standards for conducting research.
    10. Write a thesis or project report and defend it before a research committee.