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Scientific Research in Information Systems

A Beginner's Guide

Authors: Recker, Jan

  • ​Covers entire research process from start to end
  • Places particular emphasis on motivational components, modes of inquiry in scholarly conduct, theorizing and planning research
  • Includes aspects such as publication and ethical challenges
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About this Textbook

This book is designed to introduce doctoral and other higher-degree research students to the process of scientific research in the fields of Information Systems as well as fields of Information Technology, Business Process Management and other related disciplines within the social sciences. It guides research students in their process of learning the life of a researcher. In doing so, it provides an understanding of the essential elements, concepts and challenges of the journey into research studies. It also provides a gateway for the student to inquire deeper about each element covered​. Comprehensive and broad but also succinct and compact, the book is focusing on the key principles and challenges for a novice doctoral student.

About the authors

Jan Recker is Full Professor and Woolworths Chair of Retail Innovation at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. At 32 years of age, Jan was one of the youngest-ever academics to become tenured full Professor in Australia.

His research interests focus on the use of process design in organizational practice, business transformations and organizational innovation. Jan has co-authored over 100 academic papers on basis of both qualitative and quantitative research on Information Systems in books, journals and conferences. His research has appeared, amongst others, in the MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems and others. He is Associate Editor for Communications of the AIS, and a Senior Editor for the Journal of IT Theory and Application. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Muenster, Germany.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“It focuses on the entire research process from start to finish and provides a guide not only for the methods, but for the ‘process of learning the life of a researcher.’ This well-written and easy-to-read book consists of eight chapters, divided into three parts. Each chapter ends with a list of references for further reading on each subject, totaling 200 in all. … The book is intended primarily for doctoral students and young scholars in the field of information systems.” (Alexei Botchkarev, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2012)

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“…Gerade junge Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden werden sehr von diesem Buch profitieren ... allen Doktoranden in der Wirtschaftsinformatik, besonders am Anfang ihres wissenschaftlichen Projektes, sowie ihren Betreuern zur Verwendung in Kursen des Doktorandenstudiums. ” (in: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 16/March/2013)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific Research in Information Systems
Book Subtitle
A Beginner's Guide
Authors
Series Title
Progress in IS
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30048-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30048-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30047-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43248-4
Series ISSN
2196-8705
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 164
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