Qualitative Research in IS: Issues and Trends

Qualitative Research in IS: Issues and Trends

Eileen M. Trauth (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Release Date: July, 2000|Copyright: © 2001 |Pages: 308
ISBN13: 9781930708068|ISBN10: 1930708068|EISBN13: 9781930708945|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93070-806-8


This book addresses the need for materials that can help the IS researcher determine which qualitative methods are most appropriate for addressing their particular research questions. It draws upon the collective expertise of distinguished scholars to explore concrete issues they have encountered in the use of a particular qualitative methods. The details of specific research projects provide the backdrop for the discussion of methodological issues.

The audience for this book includes students, scholars and researchers. Anyone currently engaged in conducting IS research who would like to learn more about employing qualitative methods will be interested in Qualitative Research in IS: Issues and Trends to learn more about the latest issues and challenges facing IS researchers throughout the world.

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Eileen Trauth is well recognized as one of the leading qualitative researchers in the Information Systems (IS) discipline. She has made a valuable contribution to the field by enlisting a slate of equally well recognized colleagues in the qualitative research area to create a book that should become required reading by any student of qualitative research in the IS area.

– Dr. Dorothy G. Dologite Professor, Computer Information Systems Zicklin School of Business Baruch College, City University of New York

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Eileen M. Trauth is currently a Professor in the School of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests are at the intersection of socio-cultural and organizational influences on IT and the IT profession. She has just completed a multi-year investigation of socio-cultural influences on Ireland's information economy. Her book, The Culture of an Information Economy: Influences and Impacts in the Republic of Ireland was published in 2000. Trauth has recently embarked upon a multi-country study of socio-cultural influences on gender in the IT profession. She has also published papers on global informatics, information policy, information management, IT skills, and qualitative research methodology. In addition to editing this book, Dr. Trauth is co-author of Information Literacy: An Introduction to Information Systems. She has taught and conducted research in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and the UK, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. Dr. Trauth received her Ph.D. in information science from the University of Pittsburgh.