Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 15

Volume 15 Number 1, Pages 35-40

Spring 2004

A Systematic Framework for Conducting Research Projects in Undergraduate Courses

Yousif Mustafa
West Liberty State College
West Liberty, WV 26074, USA

Abstract: Research projects are usually given to students in order to broaden their horizons and expose them to experiences and ideas beyond classrooms and textbooks. Research projects also help prepare students to conduct future advanced research work. However, the absence of an easy-to-follow framework for conducting research often results in making this task a burden on students rather than an exciting adventure. Accordingly, most research papers produced by students arc not more than copyand- paste low quality reports. There is a need for such framework, which recognizes research as a process that can be planned, monitored, measured, corrected and improved. In this research paper we present such a framework which, if followed would enable students to produce good quality research projects. It would also help students and instructors to achieve the goals of conducting research projects.

Keywords: Framework, Research project, Process, Template

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Recommended Citation: Mustafa, Y. (2004). A Systematic Framework for Conducting Research Projects in Undergraduate Courses. Journal of Information Systems Education, 15(1), 35-40.