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Formulating research methods for information systems. Volume 1

Author: Leslie Willcocks; Chris Sauer; Mary Cecelia Lacity
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, in the UK is an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Limited, [2015]
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This edited two-volume collection presents the most interesting and compelling articles pertaining to the formulation of research methods used to study information systems from the 30-year publication history of the Journal of Information Technology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Willcocks, Leslie P.
Formulating Research Methods for Information Systems.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Willcocks; Chris Sauer; Mary Cecelia Lacity
ISBN: 9781137509857 1137509856
OCLC Number: 927491352
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 297 pages)
Contents: Introduction; Leslie Willcocks, Chris Sauer and Mary Lacity PART I: INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT 1. Retrospect and prospect: information systems research in the last and next 25 years; Lee, A. 2. Commentaries on Retrospect and Prospects for I.S. Research 2.1. On some extensions to Lee " "s retrospect and prospect IS paper; Lundeberg, M. 2.2. Knowledge lost and found: a commentary on Allen Lee " "s " "retrospect and prospect; Baskerville, R. 2.3. Retrospect and prospect: information systems in the last and next 25 years: response and extension; Davison, R. 2.4. Comments on Allen Lee " "s article " "Retrospect and prospect " ": information systems research in the last and next 25 years " " from a socio-theoretical IS research perspective; Avgerou, C. 3. Towards Dissolution of The IS Research Debate: From Polarization To Polarity; Fitzgerald, B. and Howcroft, D. PART II: METHOLODOLOGICAL PRACTICE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH 4. Methodological practice and policy for organisationally and socially relevant IS research: an inclusive-exclusive perspective; Davison, R., and Martinsons, M. 5. Commentaries on Methodological Practice 5.1. Is there a methodological crisis?; Myers, M. 5.2. Commentary on Davison and Martinsons: methodological practice and policy for organisationally and socially relevant IS research: an inclusive - exclusive perspective; Lee, A. 5.3. In celebration of diversity in Information systems research; Galliers, R. 5.4. Open Sources? A Commentary on " "IS Research Methods: Inclusive or Exclusive?; Nandhakumar, J. and Scarbrough, H. 5.5. Pluralism is not about me, it is about us; Germonprez, M. 5.6. Research methods and the relevance of the IS discipline: a critical analysis of the role of methodological pluralism; Sharma, R. PART III: GENERALIZABILITY IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH 6. Classifying Generalization: Paradigm War or Abuse of Terminology?; Williams, J., and Tsang, E. 7. Generalization in IS Research: A Critique of the Conflicting Positions of Lee & Baskerville and Tsang & Williams; Seddon, P. and Scheepers, R. PART IV: THE ROLE OF THEORY IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH 8. Is theory king? Questioning the theory fetish in information systems; Avison, D., and Malaurent, J. 9. Commentaries on the Role of Theory 9.1. Theory is king? But first, what is theory?; Lee, A. 9.2. Maybe not the king, but an invaluable subordinate: a commentary on Avison and Malaurent " "s advocacy of " "theory light " " IS research; Markus, L. 9.3. The power of an intellectual account: developing stories of the digital age; Henfridsson, O. 9.4. From " "theory light " " to theorizing: a reaction to Avison & Malaurent; Compeau, D., and Olivera, F. 9.5. Taking theory too far? a commentary on Avison and Malaurent; Silverman, D. 9.6. Theory - still king, but needing a revolution; Gregor, S. 9.7. A Rejoinder; Avison, D. and Malaurent, J.
Responsibility: edited by Leslie P. Willcocks, London School of Economics, UK, Chris Sauer, University of Oxford, UK, Mary C. Lacity, University of Missouri, USA.
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