Computing And The Information Society Final Year Degree Projects
Students on the BSc (Hons) Degree Computing and the Information Society degree some time commence a social science study degree level project. its means that there is no requirement to commence an engineering degree level project such as building a computer software design. Instead, CIS projects normally include an through check into some positions of the connection between ICTs (Information Communication Technologies) and society.
Any CIS student who want to do an engineering degree level project is free of cost to do so and should read very carefully the document ‘How to select a project’ in the reference tangible.
social science degree level projects cover a sort of pattern’s and an intensely wide limit of subject matter. Some students select an point they may have become concerned in during their first two years of study, or something they have been included with in their industrial placement year. Others pick an problem that is of particular concern to them.
What comprise a social science study degree level project for the IT & Society degree?
CIS students endeavor study projects to select a topic area that check into thoroughly some visible feature of the relationships between ICTs and society. Should any student want to do, and after acquiring permission from the course leader, they may choose a topic that does not indirect include ICTs but rather falls into the broader area of STS (Science, Technology & Society) studies.
What types of social science projects are there?
Social science projects commonly fall in to one of three main categories:
- a literature survey (sometimes called an extended essay)
- a case-study
- a project where some kind of primary research is included(e.g. administer a survey by inquiry).
Or some mixture of the above since all projects should include some form of literature review.
You will be given more guidance in the start part of your final year about how to carry on projects in a series of enthusiastic project lectures, and have at least one training session on organizing literature searches using the on-line and CD ROM databases in the library. There is now also a inclusive document, How to do a project, available containing information on most point of running projects..
Finding a Supervisor
Most CIS study degree level projects are directed by Peter Millard. However, other staff directed CIS projects depending on the topic area.
May be the most persuasive way to get the suitable undertaking is to reach staff who you might feel are suitable with an front outline of what it is you want to research and ask whether they are available. If so, then you have your supervisor, if not, then they will direct you back to the project coordinator, or course leader, who should direct you to an suitable supervisor. Instead you should reach the Course Leader (currently Peter Millard ) in the first situation and ask for advice.
When to find a supervisor
Degree Level Project registrations forms are due to be sent to the undergraduate project coordinator (currently Penny Hart) by June of the year you commence the final year. You should therefore attempt to discuss a potential project with either your course leader or a potential supervisor before this time. In the case of placement students you should discuss the issue with whoever visits you on your industrial placement, and follow this up when you return to University for the half-day session in February or March.
How to decide what to do
The subject matter should be your choice. Might be there is one thing which you have studied in a unit and want to elaborate further, or may be something completely new. If you are not sure whether or not it is suitable, discuss it with Peter Millard in the first situation. More recent projects are stored in the Frewen Library and Peter Millard has a chosen in his office that you may borrow. Browse through a few of these to give you a taste of past work. We do not provide a list of projects for you to choose from, rather we give a list of recommended topic areas and some titles of previous CIS degree level project. You may select something from the topic list or come up with further more ideas of your own, and then submit the idea(s) via the web app.
Some suggested topic areas for Social Science study projects
The following list is of open topic areas. You do not have to choose from this list, it is simply to give you some initial ideas that you may or may not want to follow up. As these areas are very open, many students can do degree level projects within a same area. You are heartened to build your own ideas in asking with staff. Following this is a list of some past CIS degree level project titles.
You may choose a topic/title that has been completed before, but address it differently, or bring it up to date, etc. A topic like ‘gender and ICT’ can produce dozens of degree level projects, all different.
Application of Expert Systems / A.I. (social, political, philosophical aspects)
Blogging (& other recent online phenomena)
Crime & the internet (identity theft / hacking /fraud /organised crime)
Cyberculture and on-line communities
Cybernetics and Cyborgs EU standards for I.T.
Economic long-waves & ICTs.
Education / Training / CAL/ CBT / eLearning
Employment / work and ICTs
Government & I.T. Policy
Human-computer interfaces (design, policy, market implications)
Hypertext, Hypermedia, Virtual Reality (technical, social, economic aspects)
ICTs & Telecommunications (policy, markets, politics)
ICTs & the Developing World / Technology transfer / development issues
ICTs / Technology & ‘Green’ issues / Alternative technolog
IICTs & the Military / Information Warfare / Cyber War / Assymetric Warfare
ICTs and globalisation /
ICTs and civil rights/political issues (privacy, surveillance, data protection, ID cards, etc.)
ICTs use in small businesses / Database use / Systems analysis (small businesses)
ICTs. & mass-media / current mass media policy (effects) / censorship
ICTs. / Technology and Utopian thought / literature / politics
Identity and the net
Image & reality of science / attitudes to science / history of science
Information Society / the Information age /
Information Superhighway: Policy ; social and economic issues
Interactive multimedia and the future of TV / video-conferencing / video comms.
Mobile computing (trends & impact, social use patterns, etc.)
Internet (social, political and economic issues. e.g. e-commerce)
Links between science, technology & society / innovation & technical change
MNCs & 3rd World development (I.T. /commodities / debt. /environment)
Multimedia and: Education / Consumer Services / Interfaces
Multimedia and convergence: Industry / technology / policy / user interfaces
Music and technology / computers / effect of MP3 / music downloads, etc.
New technology & work (de-skilling / re-skilling / en-skilling)
Online Communities / cultures
Post-Industrial Society / The Information Society / Post-Modern society
Production of Mulit-Media artefact (for teaching, advertising etc.)
Teledemocracy (ICT’s and politics / voting / propaganda / eGovernment)
Women & Computing/Technology (Gender issues & science)
Virtual reality (issues)
Website design/usability/ psychology of web use/design, etc.
A selection of previous CIS project titles
Artists on the Internet
Communication in Virtual Organisations
Computer based course feedback and evaluation systems
Computer based student feedback: an evaluation
Computer controlled traffic flows: possibilities and problems
Computer planned maintenance: A case-study
Computer Reservation Systems in the Travel industry
Computer use by nurses in General Practice
Computers and Typology
Corporate representations in Science Fiction films
DotCom Bubble: History Repeats Itself
E-Commerce and the future of mail order shopping
Educating for an Information Age: The role of technology
Educational Technology and the 3rd world
Excuse me while I slip into something comfortable: Ergonomics in the modern world
Gender images in Advertising
Gender & ICTs
Gender issues in Science Education pre-16
Gender, Skill, and Technology in the Capitalist Workplac
Implementing IT in small Businesses
Internet & Healthcare Insurance
IT & Dyslexic Students
IT and Job Satisfaction: The Labour Process Debate
IT for children with special educational needs
IT policies in the N.H.S.
IT, gender issues and clerical work
ICTs and the Revolution in Military Affarirs
Implications of corporate video-conferencing
Multimedia displays at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum: A feasibility study
Personality traits across students on the Computer Studies scheme
Postmodernism and Bladerunner
Professional and Technical occupations in a post-industrial society
Propaganda in the Gulf War
Science, Technology & Science-Fiction cinema
Science, Technology and Utopian literature
Social factors in the growth of the Home Computer Market
Socio-economic implications of satellite and cable TV in Europe
Some aspects of power in the Information Society
Surveillance and civil liberties
Technology and pop music
Technology, Marketing and Fashion
Telecommunications in areas of low population density: technical and social issues
Teleworking: Issues and Implications
The evolution of special effects in cinema production
The evolution of technology and work organization in the car manufacturing industry
The history and philosophy of the Green Movement
The impact of IT on the visual arts in the late C20th
The impact of IT and commercialism in sport
The impact of the Multi-National Corporations on developing nations
The Internet and Censorship
The role of IT systems within the N.H.S.
The Silicon Brotherhood: An investigation in computer hacking
The use and abuse of I.T. in local government
TV advertising and children
Unilever – a case-study of a multinational corporation
Videoconferencing and Human Communication
Virtual Reality: Dream or Nightmare?