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Co-constructing Contextual Theory : An Experience within IS Education Domain

Mohajeri, Kaveh LU and O’Connor, Mary (2012) 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) In AMCIS 2012 Proceedings
Abstract
Reviewing the information systems (IS) literature shows the prevalence of studies claiming to exploit the grounded theory (GT) method. However, most of these studies follow an objectivist approach to GT. This manuscript addresses another recognized yet rarely used GT approach in IS: constructivist. The importance of IS constructivist research is briefly explained. This is followed with a recapitulation of strategies pursued in a constructivist research experience within IS doctoral education domain in order to achieve a contextual theory. Procedures for establishing satisfactory levels of trustworthiness and authenticity are described. Finally, implications of taking the constructivist approach as well as some major lessons learned are... (More)
Reviewing the information systems (IS) literature shows the prevalence of studies claiming to exploit the grounded theory (GT) method. However, most of these studies follow an objectivist approach to GT. This manuscript addresses another recognized yet rarely used GT approach in IS: constructivist. The importance of IS constructivist research is briefly explained. This is followed with a recapitulation of strategies pursued in a constructivist research experience within IS doctoral education domain in order to achieve a contextual theory. Procedures for establishing satisfactory levels of trustworthiness and authenticity are described. Finally, implications of taking the constructivist approach as well as some major lessons learned are discussed. (Less)
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constructivist research, trustworthiness, authenticity, IS doctoral education
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Higher Education
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AMCIS 2012 Proceedings
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8 pages
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AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
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18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
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English
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  abstract     = {Reviewing the information systems (IS) literature shows the prevalence of studies claiming to exploit the grounded theory (GT) method. However, most of these studies follow an objectivist approach to GT. This manuscript addresses another recognized yet rarely used GT approach in IS: constructivist. The importance of IS constructivist research is briefly explained. This is followed with a recapitulation of strategies pursued in a constructivist research experience within IS doctoral education domain in order to achieve a contextual theory. Procedures for establishing satisfactory levels of trustworthiness and authenticity are described. Finally, implications of taking the constructivist approach as well as some major lessons learned are discussed.},
  author       = {Mohajeri, Kaveh and O’Connor, Mary},
  booktitle    = {AMCIS 2012 Proceedings},
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  keyword      = {constructivist research,trustworthiness,authenticity,IS doctoral education },
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  pages        = {8},
  publisher    = {AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)},
  title        = {Co-constructing Contextual Theory : An Experience within IS Education Domain},
  year         = {2012},
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