Scientific Research in Information Systems : A Beginner's Guide

Recker, Jan C. (2013) Scientific Research in Information Systems : A Beginner's Guide. Progress in IS. Springer, Heidelberg, New York, Berlin.

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  • ​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

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.

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ID Code: 52963
Item Type: Book
Keywords: conducting research, doctoral research, information systems, scientific ethics, theorizing, HERN
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30048-6
ISBN: 978-3-642-30047-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Systems (150302)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Springer.
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2012 06:13
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 13:59

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