Researching Information Systems and Computing

Researching Information Systems and Computing

by Briony J Oates
     
 

With everything readers need to know about how to execute their research project, this book is written specifically for information systems (IS) and computing students. It introduces key quantitative and qualitative research methods, makes sense of underlying philosophies, and will help readers navigate and assess existing published academic papers. Throughout

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With everything readers need to know about how to execute their research project, this book is written specifically for information systems (IS) and computing students. It introduces key quantitative and qualitative research methods, makes sense of underlying philosophies, and will help readers navigate and assess existing published academic papers. Throughout readers are supported by pedagogical features such as learning objectives, explanations, discussion questions, evaluation guides and suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412902236
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/12/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Purpose and Products of Research
Overview of the Research Process
Internet Research
Participants and Research Ethics
Reviewing the Literature
Surveys
Design and Creation
Experiments
Case Studies
Action Research
Ethnography
Interviews
Observations
Questionnaires
Documents
Quantitative Data Analysis
Qualitative Data Analysis
Philosophical Paradigms
Positivism
Alternative Philosophical Paradigms
Presentation of the Research
Final Words

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