1.1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After reviewing this chapter readers should:
• Understand the functions of computer scientists in the technology ecosystem.
• Understand the importance of the role of a computer scientist in research.
• Understand the need for using the most reliable source of knowledge.
• Be able to identify five sources of knowledge.
• Understand the influence of philosophical assumptions on the scientific source of knowledge.
• Be familiar with the nature of good scientific theory in the context of IS research.
• Understand the relationship among theory, research, and practice. ...