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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.

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Trauth (Northeastern U., Boston, Massachusetts) has assembled 11 chapters that report on the authors' use of qualitative research in the field of information systems. The contributors are members of academic departments of information systems in the US, Germany, the UK, Australia, and Finland. They address issues associated with the choice of qualitative methods at the level of the IS profession, examining the professional risks of different methodologies, the trends of the field, the field of action research, a classification scheme for interpretive research, synthesizing multiple sources of evidence, and questions of legitimacy of M<:o>bius transitions. Professionals in information systems will be the book's audience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930708068
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
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
Index 295
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