IS8004 – Qualitative IS Research Methods (2016-2017)


Prof. Robert Davison, Dept of Information Systems, Email: isrobert@cityu.edu.hk

Tel: 3442-7534 Office: AC3-6247 Home page.

Classes are on Wednesday afternoons (1500-1650) in AC3-6208

Week/Date

Title

PPT Slides (Sessions)

Activities/Case Materials/Readings: Syllabus Coursework Past Exam Questions

1: Jan 11

Introduction & the Road Ahead

Seminar 1

1. Watt, D. (2007) On Becoming a Qualitative Researcher: The Value of Reflexivity, The Qualitative Report, 12, 1, 82-101.

2. Bødker, M., Gimpel, G. and Hedman, J. (2014) Time-out/Time-in: The Dynamics of Everyday Experiential Computing Devices, Information Systems Journal, 24, 2, 143-166.

2: Jan 18

Types of Qualitative Data & Analytical Techniques

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.

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.

3: Jan 25

Analysis and 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: Feb 8

Proposal Initiation

Methods I: Field Research

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.

2. Klein, H.K. and Myers, M.D. (2000) A Set of Principles for Conducting and Evaluating Interpretive Field Research in Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, 23, 1, 67-94.

3. Myers, M. D. and Newman, M. (2007) The Qualitative Interview in IS Research: Examining the Craft, Information and Organization, 17, 1, 2-26.

5: Feb 15

Methods II: 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: Feb 22

Methods III: Canonical Action Research

Seminar 6

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.

7: Mar 1

Methods IV: Ethnography

Guest Speaker on Cyber Ethnography

Seminar 7

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

2. Orlikowski, W. J. (1991) Integrated Information Environment or Matrix of Control? The Contradictory Implications of Information Technology, Accounting, Management and Information Technologies 1, 1, 9-42.

8: Mar 8

Proposal Development and Critique of a Research Article

Seminar 8

 

9: Mar 15

Theory: Theorising and Qualitative Research

Seminar 9

1. Avison, D.E. and Malaurent, J. (2014) Is Theory King? Questioning the Theory Fetish in Information Systems, Journal of IT, 29, 4, 327-336.

2. Ghoshal, S. (2005) Bad Management Theories are Destroying Good Management Practices, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 4, 1, 75-91.

3. Gregor, S. (2006) The Nature of Theory in Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, 30, 3, 611-642.

4. Hambrick, D.C. (2007) The Field of Management’s Devotion to Theory: Too Much of a Good Thing?, Academy of Management Journal, 50, 6, 1346-1352.

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

6. Mintzberg, H. (2005) Developing Theory about the Development of Theory, In K.G. Smith and M.A. Hitt (Eds.), Great Minds in Management: The Process of Theory Development, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 355-372.

7. Weick, K.E. (1989) Theory Construction as Disciplined Imagination, Academy of Management Review, 14, 4, 516-531.

8. Lee, A.S. and Baskerville, R.L. (2003) Generalizing Generalizability in Information Systems Research, Information Systems Research 14(3): 221-243.

9. Lee, A.S. and Baskerville, R.L. (2012) Conceptualizing Generalizability: New contributions and a reply, MIS Quarterly 36(3): 749-761.

10: Mar 22

Mixing Methods: Data Sources and 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.

3. Venkatesh, V., Brown, S. and Bala, H. (2013) Bridging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide: Guidelines for Conducting Mixed Methods Research in Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, 37, 1, 21-54.

11: Mar 29

Planning and Writing Qualitative Research

Seminar 11

1. Barley, S.R. (2006) When I Write my Masterpiece: Thoughts on What Makes a Paper Interesting, Academy of Management Journal, 49, 1, 16-20.

2. Top Tips from Editors

3. Davison, R.M. (2016) Editorial: The Art of Storytelling, Information Systems Journal, 26, 3, 191-194.

4. Davison, R.M. and Martinsons, M.G. (2016) Context is King! Considering Particularism in Research Design and Reporting, Journal of Information Technology, 31, 3, 241-249.

12: Apr 5

Reviewing and Presenting 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.

3. Davison, R.M. (2015) Editorial – The Art of Constructive Reviewing, Information Systems Journal, 25, 5, 429-432.

13: Apr 12

Research Proposal Presentations