Researching Information Systems and Computing

ISBN-10: 141290224X

ISBN-13: 9781412902243

Edition: 2006

Authors: Briony J. Oates

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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. 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 An explanation of how knowledge is created, drawing an analogy between this and the creation of software systems Throughout readers are supported by pedagogical features such as learning objectives, explanations, discussion questions, evaluation guides and suggestions for further reading. Masters and PhD students and advanced undergraduates should look no further than this text book when embarking on a research project.
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Book details

List price: $89.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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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