ACIS 2007 panel report : lack of relevance in IS research

Recker, Jan C., Young, Raymond, Darroch, Fiona, Marshall, Peter, & McKay, Judith (2009) ACIS 2007 panel report : lack of relevance in IS research. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 24(18), pp. 303-314.

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Relevance of IS research to practitioners has been one of the most fervently debated meta discussions in the IS discipline. To address the concern of lack of relevance, an IS relevance index was suggested in 2005 and used in an exploratory study using two years of conference review data. This paper reports on a 2007 panel presented at the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, which explored the idea of this IS relevance index and discussed openly the issue of lack of relevance in conducting, evaluating and presenting IS research. This paper first introduces the debate and the concept of an IS relevance index. Next, viewpoints of individual panel members are presented and finally the subsequent panel discussion is summarized.

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ID Code: 19636
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This article originally published in Association for Information Systems website [see hyperlink provied]
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Keywords: rigor, IS scholarship, research quality framework, relevance, networks and communities
ISSN: 1529-3181
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2009 01:15
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:40

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