Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems

Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems

Manuel Mora (Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico), Ovsei Gelman (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico), Annette L. Steenkamp (Lawrence Technological University, USA) and Mahesh Raisinghani (University of Dallas, USA)
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Release Date: February, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 512
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0179-6
ISBN13: 9781466601796|ISBN10: 1466601795|EISBN13: 9781466601802
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Description:

Philosophical paradigms, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies make up the answering and problem solving systems that define current research approaches. While there are multiple research method books, the subject lacks an update and integrated source of reference for graduate courses.

Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems aims to advance scientific knowledge on research approaches used in systems engineering, software engineering, and information systems and to update and integrate disperse and valuable knowledge on research approaches. This aims to be a collection of knowledge for PhD students, research-oriented faculty, and instructors of graduate courses.

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

  • Critical Realism
  • Formal Ontologies
  • Interpretative Information Systems Research
  • Organizational Knowledge
  • Process Theory
  • Relevance in Information Systems Research
  • Semantic Map
  • Software Engineering Research
  • Software Process Research
  • Structural Equation Modeling
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We believe that the integrative and systemic approach - used in this book with its interdisciplinary and multi-methodological research chapters - will provide an integrated source of high-quality material with rigor and relevance on research approaches for researchers in the highly interrelated disciplines of Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems.

– Manuel Mora, Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico; Ovsei Gelman, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico; Annette L. Steenkamp, Lawrence Technological University, USA; and Mahesh Raisinghani, University of Dallas, USA
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Manuel Mora-Tavarez is a Full Professor of Information Systems in the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico, since 1994. Dr. Mora holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering (1984) and a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence (1989) from Monterrey Tech (ITESM), and an Eng.D. in Systems Engineering (2003) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has published around 50 research papers in international top conferences, books, and/or journals. Dr. Mora has co-edited two books on DMSS and i-DMSS, and serves in editorial review boards for several international journals. His current main research interests are: foundations of service systems, design and evaluation methodologies for DMSS, and foundations of research methods for systems engineering, software engineering, and IT underpinned in the systems approach.
Ovsei Gelman-Muravchik is a Senior Researcher at the Center of Applied Sciences and Technology Development (CCADET) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Tbilisi, Georgia. In the last 35 years he has contributed to the advance of the systems science discipline and interdisciplinary research through the publication of approximately 250 research papers in books, national and international journals, and conference proceedings, as well as by the participation as an advisor in the Engineering Graduate Program at UNAM and by the consulting for governmental and private organizations.
Annette Lerine Steenkamp is Professor of Information Technology Management at the Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, USA. She has a PhD in Computer Science, University of South Africa with specialization in Software Engineering, with Dr. Daniel Teichroew, University of Michigan as supervisor. Her academic career spans several generations of computing systems, during which she taught a range of subjects at the graduate and doctoral level in the fields of Software Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, System Process Improvement, Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Research Methodology. Her current research agenda include the fields of knowledge management, enterprise architecture, and systems life cycle management, and she is engaged in supervising a number of doctoral research projects. She has contributed a large body of journal articles and conference papers at national and international conferences, and is a sought after keynote speaker. She serves on several editorial review boards, including IJITSA (International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach).
Mahesh S. Raisinghani is an Associate Professor in the Executive MBA program at the TWU School of Management. Dr. Raisinghani was awarded the 2008 Excellence in Research & Scholarship award and the 2007 G. Ann Uhlir Endowed Fellowship in Higher Education Administration. He was also the recipient of TWU School of Management's 2005 Best Professor Award for the Most Innovative Teaching Methods; 2002 research award; 2001 King/Haggar Award for excellence in teaching, research, and service; and a 1999 UD-GSM Presidential Award. His research has been published in several academic journals and international/national conferences. Dr. Raisinghani serves on the board of the Global IT Management Association and on the education task force of the World Affairs Council-D/FW. He is included in the millennium edition of Who's Who in the World, Who's Who among Professionals, Who's Who among America's Teachers and Who's Who in Information Technology.
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