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Information Systems Research and Exploring Social Artifacts

Book Description

Centered on the impact of information and communication technology in socio-technical environments and its support of human activity systems, the study of information systems remains a distinctive focus in the area of computer science research.

Information Systems Research and Exploring Social Artifacts: Approaches and Methodologies discusses the approaches and methodologies currently being used in the field on information systems. This reference source covers a wide variety of socio-technical aspects of the design of IS artifacts as well as the study of their use. This book aims to be useful for researchers, scholars and students interested in expanding their knowledge on the assortment of research on information systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Section 1: Positivist and Deductive Approaches
    1. Chapter 1: Online Survey
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ONLINE SURVEY DESIGN
      5. DESIGN OF ONLINE SURVEY DURING THE PHD RESEARCH STUDY: STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
      6. DESIGN OF ONLINE SURVEY DURING THE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH STAGE - STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
      7. LESSONS LEARNED FROM ONLINE SURVEY TOOL/RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: eCommerce Trust Beliefs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHAPTER FOCUS
      4. TRUST
      5. RESEARCH PHILOSOPHY
      6. RESEARCH DESIGN
      7. MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT
      8. DATA COLLECTION
      9. DATA ANALYSIS
      10. RESULTS
      11. DISCUSSION
      12. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Subject Recommended Samples
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SNOWBALL EFFECT
      4. INVESTIGATING ONLINE POPULATIONS: WEB 2.0 USERS
      5. RESULTS AND LESSONS LEARNED
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Practically Applying the Technology Acceptance Model in Information Systems Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL (TAM)
      4. EXPERIENCES IN APPLYING TAM IN IS RESEARCH
      5. FURTHER PRACTICAL GUIDANCE FOR APPLYING THE TAM MODEL
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Designing Personalised Learning Resources for Disabled Students Using an Ontology-Driven Community of Agents
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SHORTCOMINGS OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
      4. RELATED WORK
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH
      6. ADOOLES: AN ONTOLOGY FOR PERSONALISING SERVICES FOR DISABLED STUDENTS
      7. ARCHITECTURE OF AGENCY FOR PERSONALISING SERVICES
      8. RESULTS OF VISUAL INTERFACE EVALUATION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Taxonomy of IT Intangible Assets for Public Administration Based on the Electronic Government Maturity Model in Uruguay
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTANGIBLE ASSETS
      4. THE IMPORTANCE OF IT INTANGIBLE ASSETS
      5. BUILDING A TAXONOMY OF INTANGIBLE IT ASSETS
      6. RELATIONSHIP MODEL: TAXONOMY – EXPANDED TAXONOMY INDICATORS
      7. CURRENT AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Interpretivist and Social Constructivist Approaches
    1. Chapter 7: Online Ethnographies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: FROM ETHNOGRAPHY TO ONLINE ETHNOGRAPHY
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE APPROACHES
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 8: Grounded Theory in Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GROUNDED THEORY METHOD
      4. A DISCUSSION OF CRITICISMS OF GT
      5. CASE STUDY EXAMPLES OF GT IN IS RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    3. Chapter 9: Creating Interpretive Space for Engaged Scholarship
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH APPROACH
      5. DISCUSSION AND FINDINGS
    4. Chapter 10: Exploring Higher Education Students’ Technological Identities using Critical Discourse Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND TO CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS IN IS RESEARCH
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Case Study Approaches
    1. Chapter 11: The Role of Case-Based Research in Information Technology and Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE OF CASE-BASED RESEARCH
      4. TYPES OF CASE-BASED RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS: SOME EXAMPLES
      5. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
      6. PRELIMINARY RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION, LIMITATIONS, AND RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 12: Mapping Participatory Design Methods to the Cognitive Process of Creativity to Facilitate Requirements Engineering
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE USER-DRIVEN CREATIVITY FRAMEWORK
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4: Mixed-Methods Approaches
    1. Chapter 13: Combining Research Paradigms to Improve Poor Student Performance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EMPIRICAL STUDY: NETWORKING STUDENTS
      5. REFLECTIONS ON MIXED METHODS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Experiences in Applying Mixed-Methods Approach in Information Systems Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MIXED-METHODS RESEARCH
      4. APPLICATION OF MIXED-METHODS DESIGN IN IS RESEARCH
      5. FURTHER GUIDANCE FOR APPLYING MIXED-METHODS DESIGNS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Examining Web 2.0 E-Learning Tools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EVALUATION OF WEB 2.0 E-LEARNING ISSUES
      4. INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES
      5. WEB 2.0 E-LEARNING TOOLS
      6. UNDERSTANDING THE WEB 2.0 E-LEARNING GOAL
      7. WEB 2.0 CLASSROOM APPLICATION EXAMPLES
      8. WEB 2.0 E-LEARNING QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE PILOT STUDIES
      9. RESULTS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 16: Evaluation of Web Accessibility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A BACKGROUND ABOUT WEB ACCESSIBILITY
      4. LEGAL ASPECTS CONCERNING WEB ACCESSIBILITY
      5. ACCESSIBILITY EVALUATION METHODS
      6. THE COMBINED METHOD FOR EVALUATING WEB ACCESSIBILITY
  11. Section 5: Evaluation Research Approaches
    1. Chapter 17: Information Systems Evaluation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE EVALUATION IN IS RESEARCH
      4. GOAL-BASED, GOAL-FREE, AND CRITERIA-BASED EVALUATION IN IS RESEARCH
      5. DISCUSSION OF THE BASIC TYPES OF IS EVALUATION
      6. CASE STUDIES OF APPLYING IS EVALUATION METHODOLOGIES
      7. FURTHER PRACTICAL GUIDANCE FOR CONDUCTING IS EVALUATION
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 18: Supporting Unskilled People in Manual Tasks through Haptic-Based Guidance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY FOR THE DEVICE EVALUATION
      4. RELATED WORKS
      5. THE HAPTIC-BASED GUIDANCE SYSTEM CONCEPT
      6. USERS TESTS
      7. PHASE 1: VALIDATION OF ACCURACY WITH HEALTHY PEOPLE
      8. PHASE 2: PRELIMINARY TEST WITH UNSKILLED PEOPLE
      9. PHASE 3: STRUCTURED TEST TO VALIDATE THE HAPTIC-BASED GUIDANCE SYSTEM
      10. GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE RESULTS OF THE TESTING PHASE
      11. ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS OF THE SYSTEM
      12. DISCUSSION
      13. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 19: Integrated Methods for a User Adapted Usability Evaluation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PRELIMINARY
      5. INTEGRATION OF USABILITY EVALUATIONS
      6. USABILITY EVALUATION
      7. EVALUATION
      8. BENEFITS AND DISADVANTAGES
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 20: A Protocol for Evaluating Mobile Applications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE EVALUATION PROTOCOL
      5. PROTOCOL VALIDATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors