Qualitative Critical Realism in Information Systems Research

Javidroozi, Vahid and Shah, H. and Feldman, Gerald (2018) Qualitative Critical Realism in Information Systems Research. In: 23rd UK Academy for Information Systems International Conference, Oxford, UK.

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Currently, undertaking qualitative multi-disciplinary studies in Information Systems (IS) domain has
been increased. Accordingly, the congruence between research philosophy and methodology allows the
IS researchers to identify the overall strategy of the study and avoid unnecessary efforts. Consequently,
application of innovative research philosophies, such as critical realism, which benefits from ideas of
multiple philosophies (e.g. positivism and interpretivism) is reflected to be more to meet the
requirements of multi-disciplinary IS researches. Critical realism allows the use of a well-developed
and well-structured path to the research through identifying core elements including mechanisms,
structures, and events. This research attempts to provide a distinctive approach for unification of
critical realism philosophy and qualitative research through a literature analysis and according to the
supplies of qualitative approach and the idea of fishbone diagram. It also offers a novel strategy for the
validation of qualitative research based on the qualitative validity criteria and the requirements of the
empirical stratum of critical realism philosophy

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
20 March 2018Published
10 December 2017Accepted
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-03 - information systems
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Vahid Javidroozi
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 08:57
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:01
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6257

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