Researching Information Systems and Computing
- Briony J Oates - University of Teesside, Middlesborough
Research Methods for Business & Management (General)
- research examples from the IS and computing disciplines;
- suggestions on how to build internet research into each method mentioned;
- an explanation of how knowledge is created, drawing an analogy between this and the creation of software systems
Throughout, readers are supported by pedagogical features such as learning objectives, explanations, discussion questions, evaluation guides and further reading.
Level a bit too high for most of our undergraduates so we use it as supplemental.
Very useful for staff. Will recommend it to colleagues and library.
Book can be used as supplemental material for post-graduate students. This book is an excellent tool to assist students with an understanding of research - what it is, where to begin, how to do it, what to use when.
This book provides a nice introduction to research methodologies in IS research. It is especially recommended for PhD courses in IS that have a broad focus on methodologies.
This primary focus of this book is qualitative research and information systems in a social science context. It is therefore particularly appropriate for my course.
It is probably less useful to computer science students where the focus is more on quantitatively based engineering research projects.
I consider the book highly suitable to introduce students to the topic of research in information systems. It is very clearly written and covers essential points (including epistemology and ethics) and methods. It is suitable for giving overview, for further information, it is necessary to consult further literature. I recommend it for advanced bachelor students or beginning master students.