|Information Systems Assurance Management 558||ISAM558|
|Research Methods II||9 (0-3-0-0)|
The reading and research-intensive seminar course is designed to help students to understand and analyse selected problems in information systems assurance management. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired a solid understanding of the selected problems and each registered student will have developed a research proposal, which will be used as a basis for registration in either ISAM580 or ISAM581. ISAM558 is a seminar course that builds on concepts covered in ISSM538 and also on knowledge and skills from other MISSM and MISAM courses. In ISAM558, students continue to work on research proposals started in ISSM538, deepen their understanding of information systems assurance, learn to think critically about research problems, read literature critically and creatively in the fields of their research interest, evaluate the quality of research publications, and develop confidence that the identified problems can be addressed by graduate research. Students also apply critical and creative reading methods in evaluating and improving the quality of drafts of their own and peers' research proposals. MISAM Research Committee members oversee students' progress toward the course goals and are actively involved in ensuring that each student is making adequate progress in his or her research.
Prerequisites: Information Systems Security Management 538