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1. Research Objective

1.1. To identify and explore final year business information system undergraduate students understanding of a information systems using two main parameters: threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge. The findings from this research will provide insights in how to inform better curriculum and assessment design practices, from the micro (module), to meso (programme) to macro levels (the wider discipline in the workplace).

2. Research Ethics

2.1. Ethics Review

2.1.1. June 2020

2.2. Considerations

2.2.1. Research Integrity

2.2.1.1. Lecturer/Researcher/Student Power Imbalance

2.2.1.1.1. Voluntary Participation

2.2.1.1.2. Study Information Sheet

2.2.1.1.3. Informed Consent Forms

2.2.2. Data Quality Assurance

3. Research Questions

3.1. 1. What threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge do business information systems undergraduate students encounter when learning about information systems?

3.2. 2.How do business information systems undergraduate students experience and manage the liminal space in learning about information systems?

3.3. 3. Do information systems as social systems constitute a threshold concept for business information systems undergraduate students?

4. Data Collection and Analysis

4.1. Research Methodology

4.1.1. Case Study

4.1.1.1. GMIT

4.1.1.1.1. Department of Enterprise and Technology

4.2. Research Instruments

4.2.1. Focus Group

4.2.1.1. Students

4.2.2. Questionnaire

4.2.2.1. Students

4.2.3. Interviews

4.2.3.1. Industry Experts

4.2.4. Pilot Study

4.3. Sample

4.3.1. Final Year Business Information System Students

4.3.2. Industry Experts

5. Philosophy

5.1. Ontological

5.1.1. Social Constructivism

6. Research Proposal Development

6.1. Systematic Literature Review

6.1.1. GMIT Databases

6.2. Practice related issues

6.2.1. Student Industry Experience and Research Based

6.3. Theoretical Framework

6.3.1. Threshold Concepts

6.3.2. Levels of Information Systems Understanding

6.3.3. Troublesome Knowledge

7. Timeline

7.1. June 2020 - September 2020

7.1.1. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 Development

7.2. September 2020 - January 2021

7.2.1. Workshop Attendance

7.2.2. Continuous Assessments Submission

7.2.3. Research Method Instrument Development

7.2.4. Data Collection

7.3. January 2021 - May 2021

7.3.1. Data Collection

7.3.2. Data Analysis

7.3.3. Final Chapters Writeup