With everything readers need to know about how to execute their research project, this book is written specifically for information systems (IS) and computing students. It introduces key quantitative and qualitative research methods, makes sense of underlying philosophies, and will help readers navigate and assess existing published academic papers.
Special features support students as they bridge the gap between theory and practice. These include:
- Research examples from the IS and computing disciplines
- Suggestions on how to build internet research into each method
- An explanation of how knowledge is created, drawing an analogy between this and the creation of software systems
Throughout readers are supported by pedagogical features such as learning objectives, explanations, discussion questions, evaluation guides and suggestions for further reading.
Masters and PhD students and advanced undergraduates should look no further than this text book when embarking on a research project.