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Information Systems and Qualitative Research : Proceedings of the IFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Conference on Information Systems and Qualitative Research, 31st May-3rd June 1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - Allen Lee

Information Systems and Qualitative Research

Proceedings of the IFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Conference on Information Systems and Qualitative Research, 31st May-3rd June 1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

By: Allen Lee (Editor), Jonathon Liebenau (Editor), Janice I. DeGross (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1997
ISBN: 9780412823602
Number Of Pages: 571

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This volume is a collection of papers presented in the third of a series of meetings devoted to research methods in information systems. This edition, from the Philadelphia meeting, discusses the emerging maturation of qualitative information system research approaches, the welcoming of a diversity of approaches (both quanitative and positivist) and reflective essays that assess what qualitative information systems research has, and has not, accomplished. In general, it aims to provide an understanding of the state of the art of qualitative research in the information systems discipline. This book should be of interest to graduate students in information systems in business schools, systems analysts, systems developers, systems designers, information systems consultants, management consultants and total quality management consultants.

Information Systems and Qualitative Researchp. 1
The qualitative difference in information systems research and practicep. 11
Crisis in the case study crisis: marginal diminishing returns to scale in the quantitative-qualitative research debatep. 28
A review on the use of action research in information systems studiesp. 31
Panel - the impact of action research on information systemsp. 69
Process models in information systemsp. 70
Systems of meaning: ethnography as a methodology for the study of information technologiesp. 101
Panel - assessing critical social theory research in information systemsp. 119
Examining project history narratives: an analytic approachp. 123
Exploring analyst-client communication: using grounded theory techniques to investigate interaction in information requirements gatheringp. 149
Constituting users in requirements techniquesp. 182
A discourse on ethnographyp. 207
Achieving the research goal with qualitative methods: lessons learned along the wayp. 225
Capturing complex, distributed activities: video-based interaction analysis as a component of workplace ethnographyp. 246
Critical ethnography in information systemsp. 276
Exploring a chairman of the board's construction of organizational reality: the Colruyt casep. 303
Acquiring expert knowledge on IS function designp. 324
Transitioning to client/server: using a temporal framework to study organizational changep. 343
Playing politics with e-mail: a longitudinal conflict-based analysisp. 362
Becoming part of the furniture: the institutionalization of information systemsp. 389
Value in triangulation: a comparison of two approaches for combining qualitative and quantitative methodsp. 417
Qualitative research in information systems: time to be subjective?p. 444
Actor-network theory and IS research: current status and future prospectsp. 466
Imagine: thought experiments in information systems researchp. 481
Legal case analysis in IS research: failures in employing and outsourcing for IT professionalsp. 497
Balancing interpretation and intervention in information systems research: the action case approachp. 524
Using case study research to build theories of IT implementationp. 542
Panel - qualitative research opportunities in health carep. 569
Index of Contributorsp. 571
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ISBN: 9780412823602
ISBN-10: 0412823608
Series: Ifip International Federation for Information Processing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 571
Published: 31st May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.99