This week, you will begin building a literature review research project by submitting a research proposal for approval to your instructor. After your proposal is approved, you will complete various sections of the project each week.
During the week, you should identify areas of interest that you would like to use as a basis for your literature review research project. You should select an area that correlates with either your current or your targeted job in the IT field (or related line of work) based upon your chosen specialization in your IT coursework. The following is a potential list of research areas in the IT field; you may select a topic from this list but are not limited to it:
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- Business Intelligence
- Cloud Computing
- Data Management and Big Data Analytics
- Dynamic Website Security
- Electronic Commerce and Social Networking
- Hardware Compatibility
- Information Assurance and Systems Security
- Information Technology Consulting Practices
- Information Technology in Strategic Planning
- Information Technology Life Cycle Governance and Management
- Information Technology Project Management
- Information Technology Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
- Information Technology Strategic Planning in Complex and Global Environments
- Information, Communication, and Mobile Technology
- Interactive Multimedia Applications
- Network Operations Management and Development
- Online Learning Management Systems
- Software Architecture and Development
- Software Defined Networks
- Virtualization Technology and Cloud Management
On the basis of your chosen topic, identify the problem statement and state specific research questions and hypotheses on which your literature review research project will be based. Include at least one research question and one preliminary hypothesis. Set as an objective to arrive at a worthwhile, justifiable, even compelling research question as you discussed earlier under the Submissions Area. The preliminary hypothesis will reflect your initial perspective of your research, but you will be able to refine it or even change it as you progress in your research.
In your proposal, include background information on why the topic is being selected and the goals of the research questions and hypotheses statements. The length of your proposal should be 5–7 pages in a Microsoft Word document, including title page and references.
- Cite any sources in APA format on a separate page.
- Name your proposal SU_ITS4099_W1_A3_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.
- Submit your proposal to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.