IS8004 - Qualitative IS Research Methods


Course Examiner: Prof. Robert Davison:

Classes will be at 1500-1700 on Wednesdays in P7819.

 

Class #

Date

Title

Slides

Additional Readings

1

14-01-15

Introduction and the Road Ahead

Seminar 1

Syllabus; Critique; Research Proposal

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

2

21-01-15

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.

3

28-01-15

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

4-02-15

Proposal Initiation

Methods 1: 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.

5

11-02-15

Methods 2: 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

25-02-15

Methods 3: 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.

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.

7

4-03-15

Methods 4: 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

11-03-15

Proposal Development: Presentation and Critique

Seminar 8

9

18-03-15

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.

10

25-03-15

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.

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

1-04-15

Planning & 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

12

15-04-15

Reviewing & 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.

13

22-04-15

Research Proposal Presentations