Information Systems Research and Exploring Social Artifacts: Approaches and Methodologies

Information Systems Research and Exploring Social Artifacts: Approaches and Methodologies

Pedro Isaias (Portuguese Open University, Portugal) and Miguel Baptista Nunes (University of Sheffield, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 387
ISBN13: 9781466624917|ISBN10: 1466624914|EISBN13: 9781466624924|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2491-7

Description

Centered on the impact of information and communication technology in socio-technical environments and its support of human activity systems, the study of information systems remains a distinctive focus in the area of computer science research.

Information Systems Research and Exploring Social Artifacts: Approaches and Methodologies discusses the approaches and methodologies currently being used in the field on information systems. This reference source covers a wide variety of socio-technical aspects of the design of IS artifacts as well as the study of their use. This book aims to be useful for researchers, scholars and students interested in expanding their knowledge on the assortment of research on information systems.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • E-Commerce
  • Grounded Theory
  • Higher Education Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Mixed-Method Approaches
  • Online Ethnography
  • Socio-Technology

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors in industrial design, information and knowledge management, educational technology, and software engineering look at five approaches for research on information systems: positivist and deductive approaches, interpretivist and social constructivist approaches, case study approaches, mixed-methods approaches, and evaluation research approaches. Specific topics explored include the role of national culture in e-commerce trust beliefs, the design of personalized learning resources for disabled students, online ethnographies, and combining research paradigms to improve poor student performance. Isaias is affiliated with Portuguese Open University. Nunes is affiliated with the University of Sheffield.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Pedro Isaías is a Professor at the Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University) in Lisbon, Portugal, responsible for several courses and director of the master degree program in Electronic Commerce and Internet since its start in 2003. He holds a PhD in Information Management (in the speciality of information and decision systems) from the New University of Lisbon. Author of several books, book chapters, papers and research reports, all in the information systems area, he has headed several conferences and workshops within the mentioned area. He has also been responsible for the scientific coordination of several EU funded research projects. He is also member of the editorial board of several journals and program committee member of several conferences and workshops. At the moment he conducts research activity related to Information Systems in general, E-Learning, E-Commerce and WWW related areas.
Dr. Miguel Baptista Nunes, BSc, MSc, PhD, MBCS, FHEA, FIMIS, is a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at the Information School, University of Sheffield. In terms of research, Miguel is actively involved both in Information Systems and Educational Informatics research. He is currently the Head of the Information Systems Research Group in the Department. In terms of Information Systems, he has done research in the areas of information systems modelling, design and development, project management and risk management. In terms of educational informatics, Miguel is particularly interested in social constructivist approaches to curriculum and course design, instructional systems design; and web based learning environments for active and distance learning. He has published more than 150 refereed articles in both academic conferences and academic journals, published a book on action research for e-learning and served as programme chair for a number of International conferences.

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