LIS-S 607 Thesis/Project in Library and Information Science
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.
- Evaluate the research literature critically.
- Interpreting LIS contributions, deficiencies, and theories with respect to the thesis or project research problem, aims, questions or hypotheses, and methods.
- Assess the research designs of published research articles in LIS.
- Formulate specific research aims, questions, or hypotheses within a topic area of LIS.
- Determine appropriate research methods to answer particular research questions, to test hypotheses, or to evaluate algorithms or systems.
- Analyze data using appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods.
- Critique the research designs of others and provide generative feedback.
- Design, develop, and write a research thesis or project proposal and defend it before a research committee.
- Execute the research proposal, developing a system and/or collecting data, based on the research plan, and abiding by ethical standards for conducting research.
- Write a thesis or project report and defend it before a research committee.