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Journal Issue
Volume 3 Issue 1 / Sep 2005  pp1‑92

Editor: Arthur Money

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The Development of an Evaluation Framework for Partnership Working  pp1‑10

Maurice Atkinson

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Through a Glass Darkly: Fact and Filtration in the Interpretation of Evidence  pp11‑24

Frank Bannister

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Abstract

For almost three decades, the primary fault line in information systems research has been between positivist and interpretivist research philosophies. The kernel of the debate between these two approaches rotates around the meaning of reality, two aspects of which are what constitutes a fact and what constitutes evidence. In this paper the nature of fact in interpretivist research is explored. The range of filters through which research must travel is catalogued and it is argued that a taxonomy of fact emerges from interpretivist research. 

 

Keywords: fact, intepretivism, research, filters

 

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Towards a Second Order Research Methodology  pp25‑36

Jim Brown, Petia Sice

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The Nexus Between Teaching and Research: A Qualitative Study Using two Focus Group on Academic Information Systems Teachers  pp37‑56

Kevin Grant, Stuart Fitzgerald

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Grounded Theory: Its Diversification and Application Through two Examples From Research Studies on Knowledge and Value Management  pp57‑68

Kirsty Hunter, Subashini Hari, Charles Egbu, John Kelly

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Mixed‑mode Surveys Using Mail and Web Questionnaires  pp69‑80

Matthias Meckel, David Walters, Philip Baugh

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Grounded in Practice: Using Interpretive Research to Build Theory  pp81‑92

Bruce H. Rowlands

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