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Journal Issue
Volume 8 Issue 1 / Sep 2010  pp1‑62

Editor: Ann Brown

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Characteristics of Single‑Item Measures in Likert Scale Format  pp1‑12

Aliosha Alexandrov

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The Factors that Influence Adoption and Usage Decision in SMEs: Evaluating Interpretive Case Study Research in Information Systems  pp13‑24

Japhet Lawrence

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Abstract

The conventions for evaluating information systems case studies conducted according to the natural science model of social science are now widely accepted, as a valid research strategy within the Information System research community. While these criteria are useful in evaluating case study research conducted according to the natural science model of social science, however, they are inappropriate for interpretive research. The nature and purpose of interpretive research differs from positivist research. Although, there are no agreed criteria for evaluating research of this kind, nonetheless, there must be some criteria by which the quality of interpretive research can be evaluated. This paper evaluates a case study research conducted under the interpretive philosophy. The paper discusses the criteria proposed by Myers (1997) for evaluating interpretive research in information systems. 

 

Keywords: Interpretive research, case study, IS evaluation, internet, SME

 

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Strategies for Gaining Access in Doing Fieldwork: Reflection of two Researchers  pp25‑34

Satirenjit Kaur Johl, Sumathi Renganathan

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Group Model Building Using System Dynamics: An Analysis of Methodological Frameworks  pp35‑45

Celine Berard

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Organizational Inquiry as a Rhetorical Process: The Role of Tropes in Organizational Theory and Methods  pp46‑62

Sandy Green, C. Murat Alpaslan, Ian Mitroff

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