Combining IS research methods: Towards a pluralist methodology
UNSPECIFIED (2001) Combining IS research methods: Towards a pluralist methodology. INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH, 12 (3). pp. 240-259. ISSN 1047-7047Full text not available from this repository.
This paper puts forward arguments in favor of a pluralist approach to IS research. Rather than advocating a single paradigm, be it interpretive or positivist, or even a plurality of paradigms within the discipline as a whole, it suggests that research results will be richer and more reliable if different research methods, preferably from different (existing) paradigms, are routinely combined together. The paper is organized into three sections after the Introduction. In 2, the main arguments for the desirability of multimethod research are put forward, while 3 discusses its feasibility in theory and practice. 4 outlines two frameworks that are helpful in designing mixed-method research studies. These are illustrated with a critical evaluation of three examples of empirical research.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH|
|Publisher:||INST OPERATIONS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT SCIENCES|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 240-259|
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