The Choice of Qualitative Methods in IS Research

The Choice of Qualitative Methods in IS Research

Eileen M. Trauth (Northeastern University, USA)
Copyright: © 2001 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-06-8.ch001
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Abstract

In this introductory chapter I set the stage for the remaining chapters by discussing factors that influence the choice of qualitative methods for information systems research. In doing so, I provide examples from my own work as well as that of other qualitative researchers in the IS field. I consider these influencing factors in order to highlight the interplay between methodological choices and the context within which they occur. Just as decisions about information systems need to be considered within their contexts of use, so too do choices about qualitative methods for information systems research.

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