IS8014 – Theory and Qualitative Methods in IS Research


Course Examiner for Part A: Qualitative Research: Prof. Robert Davison: AC3-6247 Tel: 3442-7534 isrobert@cityu.edu.hk

Classes will be at 1400-1700 on Mondays (Room AC3-6208)

Syllabus   Coursework 1

 

Class #

Date

Title

 

Additional Readings;

1

11 January

Introduction to IS8014

Introduction to Qualitative Research

Seminar 1

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

2

18 January

Data, Analytical Techniques and Methods

Seminar 2

1. 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. Malaurent, J. and Karanasios, S. (2019) Learning from Workaround Practices: The Challenge of Enterprise System Implementation in Multinational Corporations, Information Systems Journal 30, 4, 619-663.

3

25 January

Field Research, Ethnography and Case Studies

Seminar 3

1. 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.

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.

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

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

6. Five Misunderstandings about Case Study Research

4

1 February

Canonical Action Research

Seminar 4

1. Davison, R.M., Martinsons, M.G. and Kock, N. (2004) Principles of Canonical Action Research, Information Systems Journal, 14, 1, 65-86.

2. 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.

3. Wong, L.H.M. and Davison, R.M. (2018) Knowledge Sharing in a Global Logistics Provider: An Action Research Project, Information & Management 55, 5, 547-557.

5

8  February

Planning, Writing, Presenting and Reviewing Qualitative Research

Seminar 5

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. Davison, R.M. ISJ Editorials: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/13652575/homepage/editorials.htm

3. 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.

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

Last updated November 25th, 2020