Grounded Action Research

A Method for Understanding IT in Practice

Richard Baskerville, Jan Pries-Heje

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    Abstract

    This paper shows how the theory development portion of action research can be made more rigorous. The process of theory formulation is an essential part of action research, yet this process is not well understood. A case study demonstrates how units of analysis and techniques from grounded theory can be integrated into the action research cycle in order to add rigor and reliability to the theory formulation process.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInformation and Organization
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)1-23
    Number of pages23
    ISSN1471-7727
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1999

    Keywords

    • Information systems research
    • Research methods
    • Action research
    • Grounded theory
    • Qualitative research
    • Ethnography
    • Information systems design
    • Prototyping

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    Baskerville, Richard ; Pries-Heje, Jan. / Grounded Action Research : A Method for Understanding IT in Practice. In: Information and Organization. 1999 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 1-23.
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