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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.
|Ch. 1||The Choice of Qualitative Methods in IS Research||1|
|Ch. 2||Mobius Transitions in the Dilemma of Legitimacy||20|
|Ch. 3||Action Research: Helping Organizations to Choice||46|
|Ch. 4||Reflexive Ethnography in Information Systems Research||78|
|Ch. 5||An Encounter with Grounded Theory: Tackling the Practical and Philosophical Issues||104|
|Ch. 6||Doing Critical IS Research: The Question of Methodology||141|
|Ch. 7||Analysis by Long Walk: Some Approaches to the Synthesis of Multiple Sources of Evidence||163|
|Ch. 8||Conducting Action Research: High Risk and High Reward in Theory and Practice||192|
|Ch. 9||A Classification Scheme for Interpretive Research in Information Systems||218|
|Ch. 10||Challenges to Qualitative Researchers in Information Systems||240|
|Ch. 11||Choosing Qualitative Methods in IS Research: Lessons Learned||271|
|About the Authors||289|