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Information System Research by Matthew A. Taylor

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CHAPTER 7

DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING

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7.1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

As an IS researcher and consumer, several existing published and tested research instruments can be used to collect research data. However, the choice will still have to be made for the study that is based on the research problem, the goal of the study, and other constraints. This chapter reviews the most common ways in which researchers and investigators distribute the chosen instrument, determine its response rate, screen the data and perform qualitative data processing where necessary. After reading this chapter the reader should be able to:

Be familiar with the various methods ...

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