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Researching Information Systems and Computing

Researching Information Systems and Computing

Second Edition

January 2022 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Written specifically for information systems (IS) and computing students and providing everything they need to know about executing a research project, this best-selling textbook introduces key quantitative and qualitative research methods, makes sense of underlying philosophies, and helps readers navigate and assess existing academic papers.

Packed with examples from the IS and computing disciplines, definitions, evaluation guides and further reading suggestions, this fully updated second edition of Research Information Systems and Computing supports students of all levels in bridging the gap between theory and practice.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Purpose and Products of Research
Chapter 3 Overview of the Research Process
Chapter 4 The Digital Researcher
Chapter 5 Participants and Research Ethics
Chapter 6 Reviewing the Literature
Chapter 7 Surveys
Chapter 8 Design and Creation
Chapter 9 Experiments
Chapter 10 Case Studies
Chapter 11 Action Research
Chapter 12 Ethnography
Chapter 13 Interviews
Chapter 14 Observations
Chapter 15 Questionnaires
Chapter 16 Documents
Chapter 17 Quantitative Data Analysis
Chapter 18 Qualitative Data Analysis
Chapter 19 Philosophical Paradigms – Positivism
Chapter 20 Alternative Philosophical Paradigms
Chapter 21 Presentation of the Research

Much needed update to an essential final year student project guide. The Oates book is very well established and polished.
While the book provides plenty of background and insight into quantitive and qualitative studies, is is lacking both in modern machine learning techniques and in how to perform design science research. Nonetheless it is a vital resource for all information and computing students.

Dr Steve McKeever
Department of Informatics & Media, Uppsala University
August 8, 2022

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