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Qualitative Research in Information Systems
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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.

 
PART ONE: OVERVIEW OF 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
 
PART TWO: PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES
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

 
 
PART THREE: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
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

 
 
PART FOUR: MODES OF ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING QUALITATIVE DATA
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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