Qualitative Research In Is / Edition 1

Qualitative Research In Is / Edition 1

by Eileen M. Trauth
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1930708068

ISBN-13: 9781930708068

Pub. Date: 07/01/2000

Publisher: IGI Global

This book addresses the need for materials that can help the IS researcher determine which qualitative methods are most appropriate for addressing their particular research questions. It draws upon the collective expertise of distinguished scholars to explore concrete issues they have encountered in the use of a particular qualitative methods. The details of

Overview

This book addresses the need for materials that can help the IS researcher determine which qualitative methods are most appropriate for addressing their particular research questions. It draws upon the collective expertise of distinguished scholars to explore concrete issues they have encountered in the use of a particular qualitative methods. The details of specific research projects provide the backdrop for the discussion of methodological issues.

The audience for this book includes students, scholars and researchers. Anyone currently engaged in conducting IS research who would like to learn more about employing qualitative methods will be interested in Qualitative Research in IS: Issues and Trends to learn more about the latest issues and challenges facing IS researchers throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930708068
Publisher:
IGI Global
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacei
Trends in the Choice of Qualitative Methods
Chapter 1.The Choice of Qualitative Methods in IS Research1
Chapter 2.Mobius Transitions in the Dilemma of Legitimacy20
Issues for the is Researcher
Chapter 3.Action Research: Helping Organizations to Change46
Chapter 4.Reflexive Ethnography in Information Systems Research78
Chapter 5.An Encounter with Grounded Theory: Tackling the Practical and Philosophical Issues104
Chapter 6.Doing Critical IS Research: The Question of Methodology141
Chapter 7.Analysis by Long Walk: Some Approaches to the Synthesis of Multiple Sources of Evidence163
Issues for the is Profession
Chapter 8.Conducting Action Research: High Risk and High Reward in Theory and Practice192
Chapter 9.A Classification Scheme for Interpretive Research in Information Systems218
Chapter 10.Challenges to Qualitative Researchers in Information Systems240
Chapter 11.Choosing Qualitative Methods in IS Research: Lessons Learned271
About the Authors289
Index295

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