Integrated Series in Information Systems

Advances in Research Methods for Information Systems Research

Data Mining, Data Envelopment Analysis, Value Focused Thinking

Editors: Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata, Ngwenyama, Ojelanki (Eds.)

  • Focuses on applying the non-traditional information systems research techniques of data mining, data envelopment analysis and value focused thinking
  • The methodologies covered can be used on their own or in a hybrid manner with many of the traditional research methods, with examples included in the book on how to apply hybrid approaches
  • Both editors are experienced researchers in the fields
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Advances in social science research methodologies and data analytic methods are changing the way research in information systems is conducted. New developments in statistical software technologies for data mining (DM) such as regression splines or decision tree induction can be used to assist researchers in systematic post-positivist theory testing and development. Established management science techniques like data envelopment analysis (DEA), and value focused thinking (VFT) can be used in combination with traditional statistical analysis and data mining techniques to more effectively explore behavioral questions in information systems research. As adoption and use of these research methods expand, there is growing need for a resource book to assist doctoral students and advanced researchers in understanding their potential to contribute to a broad range of research problems.

Advances in Research Methods for Information Systems Research: Data Mining, Data Envelopment Analysis, Value Focused Thinking focuses on bridging and unifying these three different methodologies in order to bring them together in a unified volume for the information systems community. This book serves as a resource that provides overviews on each method, as well as applications on how they can be employed to address IS research problems. Its goal is to help researchers in their continuous efforts to set the pace for having an appropriate interplay between behavioral research and design science.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Logical Foundations of Social Science Research

    Ngwenyama, Ojelanki

    Pages 7-13

  • Overview on Decision Tree Induction

    Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata

    Pages 15-22

  • An Approach for Using Data Mining to Support Theory Development

    Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • Application of a Hybrid Induction-Based Approach for Exploring Cumulative Abnormal Returns

    Andoh-Baidoo, Francis Kofi (et al.)

    Pages 45-61

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eBook $99.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Research Methods for Information Systems Research
Book Subtitle
Data Mining, Data Envelopment Analysis, Value Focused Thinking
Editors
  • Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson
  • Ojelanki Ngwenyama
Series Title
Integrated Series in Information Systems
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9463-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9463-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9462-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7833-2
Series ISSN
1571-0270
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 231
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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