IS8004 - Qualitative IS Research Methods


Course Examiner: Prof. Robert Davison:

Classes will be at 1600-1800 on Wednesdays in P7819.

 

Class #

Date

Title

Slides

Additional Readings

1

15-01-14

Introduction and the Road Ahead

Seminar 1

Syllabus; Critique; Research Proposal

2

22-01-14

Types of Qualitative Data & Analytical Techniques

nVivo Guest Speaker?

Seminar 2

1. Oshri, I., Fenema, P. van and Kotlarsky, J. (2008) Knowledge Transfer in Globally Distributed Teams: The Role of Transactive Memory, Information Systems Journal, 18, 6, 593-616.

3

11-02-14

Analysis & Dissection of a Qualitative IS Research Article

Seminar 3

1. Davison, R.M., Ou, C.X.J. and Martinsons, M.G. (2013) Information Technology to Support Informal Knowledge Sharing, Information Systems Journal, 23, 1, 89-109.

4

12-02-14

Proposal Initiation;

Field Research Issues

Seminar 4

1. Avison, D.E. and Myers, M.D. (1995) Information Systems and Anthropology: An Anthropological Perspective on IT and Organizational Culture, IT & People, 8, 3, 43-56

5

19-02-14

Case Study

Seminar 5

1. Lee, A.S. (1989) A Scientific Methodology for MIS Case Studies, MIS Quarterly, 13, 1, 33-50.

2. Ignatiadis, I. and Nandhakumar, J. (2009) The Effect of ERP System Workarounds on Organizational Control, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 21, 2, 59-90.

6

26-02-14

Ethnography

Netnography Guest Speaker?

Seminar 6

1. Myers, M.D. (1999) Investigating Information Systems with Ethnographic Research, Communications of the AIS, 2, 23, 1-20.

7

5-03-14

Canonical Action Research

Seminar 7

1. Davison, R.M., Martinsons, M.G. and Ou, C.X.J. (2012) The Roles of Theory in Canonical Action Research, MIS Quarterly, 36, 3, 763-786.

8

12-03-14

Proposal Development: Presentation and Critique

Seminar 8

 

9

19-03-14

Theory and Qualitative Research

Seminar 9

1. Martinsons, M.G. and Westwood, R.I. (1997) Management Information Systems in the Chinese Business Culture: An Explanatory Theory, Information & Management, 32, 5, 215-228.

2. Martinsons, M.G. (2008) Relationship-based E-Commerce: Theory and Evidence from China, Information Systems Journal, 18, 4, 331-356.

10

26-03-14

Mixing Methods, Data Sources & Epistemologies

Seminar 10

1. Davison, R.M. and Martinsons, M.G. (2010) Methodological Practice and Policy for Organisationally and Socially Relevant IS Research: An Inclusive-Exclusive Perspective, Journal of IT, 26, 4, 288-293.

2. Lee, A.S. and Dennis, A.R. (2012) A Hermeneutic Interpretation of a Controlled Laboratory Experiment: A Case Study of Decision Making with a Group Support System, Information Systems Journal, 22, 1, 3-27.

11

2-04-14

Planning & Writing Qualitative Research

Seminar 11

 

12

9-04-14

Presenting & Reviewing Qualitative Research

Seminar 12

1. Davison, R.M., Vreede, G.J. de and Briggs, R.O. (2005) On Peer Review Standards for the Information Systems Literature, Communications of the AIS, 16, 49, 967-980.

2. Davison, R.M. (2003) Discussants and the Quality of Interaction at Conferences, Communications of the AIS, 11, 7, 128-136.

13

16-04-14

Research Proposal Presentations