Journal of Systems and Information Technology: Volume 1 Issue 1


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Can action research be made more rigorous in a positivist sense? The contribution of an iterative approach

Nereu F. Kock, Robert J. McQueen, L. S John

How can action research be made more rigorous? We discuss in this paper action research, positivism and some major criticisms of action research by positivists. We then examine…


Distinguishing action research from participative case studies

Richard L. Baskerville

Action researchers contend that a complex social process can be studied best by introducing changes into that process and observing the effects of these changes. The approach used…


The corporate data model: A study of organisational practice

Paul Beynon‐Davies

In this paper we discuss an area of information systems management and development that appears to have been practised by many major European and US organisations: the area of…

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