MIS41210 Thesis-Full Research Paper

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is part 2 of the Masters research thesis. Activities include gathering, analysing and presenting evidence supporting the research design: data collection, field studies, data analysis, critique, discussion, conclusions etc. The main deliverable is the production of a research article conforming to the publication requirements of a selected academic journal. The thesis research project is an optional capstone track for the MSc in Digital Innovation programme. It offers an opportunity to conduct in-depth scholarly research in a well defined area, engaging with industry to gather data or conduct field work. While the thesis is supervised the bulk of the student’s time is spent in self-­directed research and writing activities.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module students will have: Addressed posited hypotheses, propositions and/or conceptual models. Clearly communicated how this/these are justified in the context of high quality, academic published empirical and conceptual studies from your core academic domain and related subjects; Demonstrated independence, persistence, and ethical awareness in the collection of a substantial dataset from which the research question(s) are explored; Understanding of the practicalities of the process and outcomes of data collection and analysis activities; Critically evaluated findings in the context of the prior literature, being mindful of the depth, contextual boundaries, and potential flaws of the research and in the context of the state of the art academic literature in the subject area and related fields.

Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
MIS41200 - Thesis-Research Positioning

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: In the style of a journal article conforming with the standards of the particular chosen journal; usually ranging between 8k-12k words (not including bibliography or appendices). Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Reading group meetings will review work-in-progress writing of the research article for formative feedback. Summative feedback on individual presentations and term paper at end of term.

Name Role
Professor Javier Faulin Subject Extern Examiner

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