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The course will introduce students to scientific research and guide them to carry out research in information systems systematically. It will attempt to draw a clear distinction between scientific research and adhoc reasoning. The differences between social sciences, natural and design sciences will be explained as well as the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods. The course will cover the basic research processes: identification of research problem, its rationale and the researcher’s motivation; research questions and hypotheses formulation, objective setting; research design including strategy, types of evidence, data collection methods, and data analysis; writing the literature review; and reporting of research results.