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Requirements and Grading

To pass this course you have to:
-    individually hand in and pass on all reflection papers that are part of the literature seminar
-    take part in a project work in groups of 5-6 people

1. Literature Seminar

You will have to read, understand and write a short reflection paper of the selected literature for each theme. You should write the reflection papers in pairs. It does not matter whether those pairs are build within your project group or not. The literature for each theme is given here.

The reflection shall:

  • consist of about 1000 words (in total)
  • include a short summary of the articles (written in your own words)
  • include a short discussion of your experience with the articles
  • for each article include a formulation of one questions or issue that is inspired by the literature and that you find interesting. 
  • be delivered as Pdf or word document to the responsible teachers.

Instructions on how to submit your reflection papers will be given during the introduction.

A good reflection should convey the impression that the writer has read the article and it should be written in your own words, not “copy-pasted” from the source. It will take some time to read the articles, reflect about them and discuss your experience, make sure you start in due time!

Each reflection paper will be graded on a pass/fail basis. To complete the course successfully you have to pass on all reflection papers that you hand in.

Grading scheme for the literature seminar: pass/fail (U,G)

2. Project work

Your mission is to find an information system (or an information system that is about to be implemented) and apply all the perspectives on IT-evaluation that have been presented in the course. You are responsible for identifying the case that you want to work with. The system can be of any kind. But it will most likely be easier to apply the theoretical models if you choose a system that is used/will be used in an organization, and that is aiming for some kind of apparent effects in this organization. You should focus on one of the three main perspectives (most of you will focus on the economic perspective) but you should also at least briefly treat the other two perspectives.

The project will be carried out in groups of four. You create the groups yourselves and send us your group information after the first lecture.

There is always a risk in this type of assignment, that the work starts too late. Therefore we kick off the project assignment already before we have finished the theoretical part of the course.

 
2.1 Report structure

The report structure shall follow conventions for writing an academic report. This means you shall principally provide a motivation, a description on background and context, your methodology, the theories that you have used, the empirical setting, your analysis, discussion and conclusion. You shall also provide an executive summary - a presentation of the main points of the report in no more than one page for the hurried reader.

The report shall comprise about 10 - 12 pages of text (excluding executive summary, table of contents, bibliography, figures, tables, appendix).  

When writing the report make sure to use proper reference management software (e.g. Word's built in system, Latex, Zotero, ...)

Grading scheme for the project work: (U, 3, 4, 5)

3. Final grade

The overall grade will be mainly based on the final report of the project work, as it deals with the content of the entire course. Well written reflections that demonstrate that you have thoughtfully dealt with the course literature, and constructive participation in class, can earn you a bonus and positively influence your overall grade.

To pass the course you have to pass on all reflection papers and the project work.

Grading scheme for the entire course: (U, 3, 4, 5)

 


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Senast uppdaterad: 2015-09-02