PhD Courses

  • 290. Research Seminar: Information Studies

    Units: 1 to 2

    Seminar, one to two hours. Designed for Ph.D. students. Emphasis on recent contributions to theory, research, and methodology. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • 291A. Doctoral Seminar: Theoretical Traditions in Information Studies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Nature of information studies — ontological, epistemological, and ethical accounts of information and of information arts and sciences. Conceptions, theories, and models of information; information-related artifacts, agents, contexts, institutions, practices, properties, values, and related phenomena. Interdisciplinary context — subfields of information studies and cognate disciplines. Frameworks for theory construction, such as critical theory, discourse analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology, semiotics, social epistemology. Letter grading.

  • 298A. Doctoral Seminar: Research Methods and Design

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hour. Survey of quantitative, qualitative, and historical research designs. Ethical issues; conceptualization and measurement; indexes, scales, and sampling; experimental, survey, field, and evaluation research; data analysis. Letter grading.

  • 298B. Special Topics in Methodology of Information Studies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 298A. Topics include anthropological fieldwork methods, archival methodology, bibliographical studies, textual analysis, discourse analysis, historical methods, information visualization, network analysis — bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics, social network analysis. Letter grading.

     

  • 298C. Special Topics in Methodology of Information Studies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 298A. Topics include anthropological fieldwork methods, archival methodology, bibliographical studies, textual analysis, discourse analysis, historical methods, information visualization, network analysis — bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics, social network analysis. Letter grading.