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Constituting information technology research: the experience of IT researchers

Pham, Binh L., Bruce, Christine S., & Stoodley, Ian D. (2005) Constituting information technology research: the experience of IT researchers. Higher Education Research and Development, 24(3), pp. 215-232.

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Abstract

The collective consciousness of effective groups of researchers is characterized by shared understandings of their research object or territory. In this study, we adopted a phenomenographic approach to investigate information technology (IT) research, and its objects and territories, as they are constituted in the experience of IT researchers. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with researchers representing different sub-disciplines. Analysis revealed the variation in meaning associated with the idea of IT research; and the awareness structures through which participants experience variation in ways of seeing the object and territories of IT research. Eight ways of seeing IT research were found. The outcomes of our project appear to make visible the changes and developments that are an essential part of the character and experience of contemporary IT research.

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ID Code: 2033
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: b.pham@qut.edu.au
Keywords: HERN
DOI: 10.1080/07294360500153927
ISSN: 1469-8366
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Higher Education Research and Development 24(3):pp. 215-232.
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:13

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