Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Qualitative Methods in IS Research

Qualitative Methods in IS Research
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Eileen M. Trauth (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch420


View Qualitative Methods in IS Research on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.


As information technologies have evolved, so too has our understanding of the information systems that employ them. A significant part of this evolving understanding is the role of the human contexts within which information systems are situated. This, in turn, has led to the need for appropriate methods of studying information systems in their context of use. Just as decisions about information systems need to be considered within their contexts of use, so also do choices about the appropriate research methodologies to employ for studying them. Increasingly, qualitative methods are chosen as an appropriate method for studying contextual aspects of information systems development, use and impact.

Related Content

Adeyinka Tella, Oluwakemi Titilola Olaniyi, Aderinola Ololade Dunmade. © 2021. 24 pages.
Md. Maidul Islam. © 2021. 17 pages.
Peterson Dewah. © 2021. 23 pages.
Lungile Precious Luthuli, Thobekile K. Buthelezi. © 2021. 14 pages.
Delight Promise Udochukwu, Chidimma Oraekwe. © 2021. 13 pages.
Julie Moloi. © 2021. 18 pages.
Mandisa Msomi, Lungile Preciouse Luthuli, Trywell Kalusopa. © 2021. 17 pages.
Body Bottom