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Towards a Typology of Relevance

Mohajeri, Kaveh LU and Leidner, Dorothy LU (2017) In Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences p.5783-5792
Abstract
This essay presents a speculative work on making
distinctions among different equally valid types of
research relevance. The work is innovative not only
because it departs from the extant monistic
perspectives, where only narrow forms of relevance
are acknowledged, towards a pluralist perspective,
but also because it recognizes and accounts for the
plurality in the perceptions of relevance among
different stakeholder groups of the same research.
The pluralist perspective draws on the notion of
“empowerment,” widely employed in such domains
as education and social work, and suggests that
relevant research in fact can be understood as
empowering research to which different stakeholder
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This essay presents a speculative work on making
distinctions among different equally valid types of
research relevance. The work is innovative not only
because it departs from the extant monistic
perspectives, where only narrow forms of relevance
are acknowledged, towards a pluralist perspective,
but also because it recognizes and accounts for the
plurality in the perceptions of relevance among
different stakeholder groups of the same research.
The pluralist perspective draws on the notion of
“empowerment,” widely employed in such domains
as education and social work, and suggests that
relevant research in fact can be understood as
empowering research to which different stakeholder
groups can relate in one way or another. Two
analytical dimensions are identified in relation to the
notion of “empowerment,” and are used in order to
demonstrate four general types of relevance that can
be achieved in IS research. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This essay presents a speculative work on making<br>
distinctions among different equally valid types of<br>
research relevance. The work is innovative not only<br>
because it departs from the extant monistic<br>
perspectives, where only narrow forms of relevance<br>
are acknowledged, towards a pluralist perspective,<br>
but also because it recognizes and accounts for the<br>
plurality in the perceptions of relevance among<br>
different stakeholder groups of the same research.<br>
The pluralist perspective draws on the notion of<br>
“empowerment,” widely employed in such domains<br>
as education and social work, and suggests that<br>
relevant research in fact can be understood as<br>
empowering research to which different stakeholder<br>
groups can relate in one way or another. Two<br>
analytical dimensions are identified in relation to the<br>
notion of “empowerment,” and are used in order to<br>
demonstrate four general types of relevance that can<br>
be achieved in IS research.},
  author       = {Mohajeri, Kaveh and Leidner, Dorothy},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
  isbn         = {978-0-9981331-0-2},
  keyword      = {IS research,relevance,empowerment},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {5783--5792},
  publisher    = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Towards a Typology of Relevance},
  year         = {2017},
}