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Information System Research by Matthew A. Taylor

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CHAPTER 4

INFORMATION SYSTEM RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS

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4.1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

4.1.1 INTRODUCTION TO MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT

4.1.1.1 What Is a Measurement Instrument?

Data collection varies along a continuum and at one end of the continuum are qualitative approaches, with quantitative approaches on the other end. Mixed methods fall in between and combine both approaches (Edmonds and Kennedy 2016). When employing quantitative research methods, IS researchers must rely on structured research instruments. Normally, when people hear the word instrument, they begin thinking about devices such as a microscope, incubator, or refractometer used to seeing object ...

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