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Qualitative Research in Information Systems

Qualitative Research in Information Systems
A Reader

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May 2002 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Qualitative research has become a legitimate approach within the information systems community, but researchers have traditionally drawn upon material from the social sciences given the absence of a single source relevant to them. Qualitative Research in Information Systems: A Reader represents just such a volume and is both timely and relevant.

Information systems and qualitative research articles are now widely used for teaching on many upper level courses in information systems, and there is demand for a definitive collection of these readings as a basic reader and teaching text. This book expertly brings together the seminal works in the field, along with editorial introductions to assist the reader in understanding the essential principles of qualitative research.

The book is organised according to the following thematic sections:

· Part I: Overview of Qualitative Research

· Part II: Philosophical Perspectives

· Part III: Qualitative Research Methods

· Part IV: Modes of Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data

Qualitative Research in Information Systems: A Reader should become the benchmark reference point for students and researchers in information systems, management science and others involved in information technology needing to learn about qualitative research.

Michael D Myers and David E Avison
An Introduction to Qualitative Research in Information Systems
Bob Galliers and Frank Land
Choosing Appropriate Information Systems Research Methodologies
M Lynne Markus
Power, Politics and MIS Implementation
Wanda Orlikowski and J J Baroudi
Studying Information Technology in Organizations
Research Approaches and Assumptions

Izak Benbasat, D K Goldstein and M Mead
The Case Research Strategy in Studies of Information Systems
Geoff Walsham
Interpretive Case Studies in IS Research
Nature and Method

Ojelanki Ngwenyama
The Critical Social Theory Approach to Information Systems
Problems and Challenges

Richard Baskerville and Trevor Wood-Harper
A Critical Perspective on Action Research as a Method for Information Systems Research
A S Lee
A Scientific Methodology for MIS Case Studies
Lynda L Harvey and Michael D Myers
Scholarship and Practice
The Contribution of Ethnographic Research Methods to Bridging the Gap

Wanda Orlikowski
CASE Tools Are Organizational Change
Investigating Incremental and Radical Changes in Systems Development

Richard J Boland Jr
Information System Use as an Hermeneutic Process
Rudy Hirschheim and Mike Newman
Symbolism and Information Systems Development
Myth, Metaphor and Magic


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Michael D. Myers

Michael D. Myers is Professor of Information Systems and Head of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Auckland Business School, Auckland, New Zealand. He has won numerous awards including Best Paper award for the most outstanding paper published in MIS Quarterly in 1999. He served as President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in 2006-2007 and is a Fellow of AIS. More About Author

David E. Avison

David Avison is Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at ESSEC Business School, near Paris, France after being Professor at the School of Management at Southampton University for nine years. He has also held posts at Brunel and Aston Universities in England, and the University of Technology Sydney and University of New South Wales in Australia, and elsewhere. He is President-elect of the Association of Information Systems (AIS). He is joint editor of Blackwell Science's Information Systems Journal now in its eighteenth volume, rated as a 'core' international journal. So far, twenty-five books are to his credit including the fourth... More About Author

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