Information Technology is an academic discipline that is well recognized by the academic community. There is an increasing number of schools offering degrees in Information Technology and has there is an official curriculum published with the ACM/IEEE computing Curriculum. A concern with Information Technology as an academic discipline is that it does not have a clearly defined set of research issues which are not studied by any other discipline. One way to propose this set of issues is to perform a “bottom-up” analysis and gather research in IT that has already been published. This research can then be analyzed for recurring themes. This research describes a repository of graduate level work in the form of master's degree theses and projects and doctoral dissertations. A keyword analyses was done on the publications gathered, and it was confirmed that a set of themes could be found. As a demonstration of the viability of this approach the methodology has identified five initial themes. A larger sample is required to define a definitive set of themes for the IT discipline.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cole, Christopher John, "Research in Information Technology: Analysis of Existing Graduate Research" (2009). All Theses and Dissertations. 1935.
Information Technology, graduate research, repository, keyword analysis, research agenda