Communication and Information
- Module code
- Module leader
- Allan Butler
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 40 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 1
The teaching of the module combines both teaching and practical sessions. This combination is designed so that the theoretical taught part of the module is supported through practical exercises. Furthermore, both parts are important to a successful completion of this module.
It will include an introduction to information systems and their important to businesses; develop skills in the use of IT including, conducting a literature search; data sources, interpretation and presentation; statistical analysis; presentation and report writing. Skills will also be developed in critical thinking and writing about information, and difference between data, information and knowledge, and how these may be communicated.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Identify and appreciate information systems and their impact upon organisations.
- Use relevant technologies, and develop skills in appropriate settings.
- Retrieve, understand and organise data, and calculate and use descriptive statistics.
- Understand the principles of sampling and interpret sample results and sampling standard errors.
- Use and present statistics, charts tables, to provide evidence for reasoned arguments in a written report.
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Batholomew, D.J., 2015. Statistics with Mathematics, Sage.
- Bocij, P., Greasley, A. and Hickie, S., 2008. Business information systems: Technology, development and management. Pearson education.
- Cottrell, S., 2011. Critical thinking skills: Developing effective analysis and argument. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Field, A., 2016. An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma. Sage.
- Oakshott, L., 2012. Essential quantitative methods: for business, management and finance. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Whiteley, D., 2013. An Introduction to Information Systems. Palgrave Macmillan.