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Information System Research by Matthew A. Taylor

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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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. ...

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