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A Concept Map of Information Systems Research Approaches

A Concept Map of Information Systems Research Approaches
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Author(s): Rafael Gonzalez (TU Delft, The Netherlands)and Ajantha Dahanayake (Georgia College and State University, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch191
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


This paper presents a simple concept map of the wide and diverse spectrum of information system (IS) research approaches, focusing on helping researchers in having an overview of what these approaches are, what they are grounded on and what designs are available for them. It considers research philosophy, methodology, method and design. It should help researchers, especially those getting started in IS research, in getting acquainted with the approaches and in justifying their choices coherently.

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