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Researching Information Systems and Computing

by B Oates SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2005
ISBN:
9781412902243
Format:
Pbk 360 pages
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SAGE Student Price: AU$84.15

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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 academic papers. Special features support students as they bridge the gap between theory and practice. These include:

- Research examples from the IS and computing disciplines

- Suggestions on how to build internet research into each method mentioned

- An explanation of how research is constructed that links this with constructing systems

Throughout readers are supported by pedagogical features such as learning objectives, explanations, discussion questions, evaluation guides and further reading.

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

Briony J Oates University of Teesside, Middlesborough