Information Systems Action Research: An Applied View of Emerging Concepts and Methods

Overview

This book uses action research to conduct research activities in information technology and systems. It covers the methodological issues that arise when action research methods are conducted, provides examples of action research in practice, and summarizes the philosophical foundations of action research and its application as a methodology in Information Systems research and research programs.

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Overview

This book uses action research to conduct research activities in information technology and systems. It covers the methodological issues that arise when action research methods are conducted, provides examples of action research in practice, and summarizes the philosophical foundations of action research and its application as a methodology in Information Systems research and research programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441942104
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Series: Integrated Series in Information Systems, #13
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 426
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Methodological Issues.- Action Research.- The Structure of Power in Action Research Projects.- Action is an Artifact.- Action Research and Design in Information Systems.- The Three Threats of Organizational Action Research.- Driven by Two Masters, Serving Both.- IS Action Research in Practice.- Story Telling in Action Research Projects.- Action Research in New Product Development.- Action Research in A Virtual Setting.- Healthcare.- Generating Data for Research on Emerging Technologies.- A Test of the Communication Flow Optimization Model Through an Action Research Study at a Defense Contractor.- Current Debate on IS Action Research.- Educing Theory from Practice.- A Critical Assessment of Information Systems Action Research.- Is Action Research and Its Criteria.- Action Research and Consulting.- A Plea for Action Research in Accounting Information Systems.- Insider as Action Researcher.

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