The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000: §108
| Paper (refereed) Information Systems Curriculum
|Recommended Citation: Calloway, L J. Incorporating Non-scholarly Literature with Academic Literature: A Starting Point for Teaching Research Methods to Masters Candidates in Information Systems. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §108.
Incorporating Non-scholarly Literature with Academic Literature: A Starting Point for Teaching Research Methods to Masters Candidates in Information Systems
Information Technology practitioners and researchers cope constantly with the problems of evaluating new and emerging phenomena. The worldwide web technologies are a prevalent example of these phenomena. These technologies and business trends are discussed, described and advertised in newspapers, web-releases and trade press as well as academic journals and conference publications, consulting reports and government reports. Information from some of these media often falls short of the rigorous screening processes that define academic research. Nevertheless, the information in these sources may be the only information available on emerging technologies to the practitioners. These sources provide the information used by practitioners in the field to make decisions about technology. The people making decisions about these emerging phenomena desperately need valid ways to assess these phenomena. The Research Seminar course we require addresses this need. This brief paper discusses this course, and the methods used to explore emerging phenomena. It is not a research paper. Rather, it describes the course and some of the philosophies used to design the course. A summary of research topics explored during the last few semesters is catalogued.
|Linda Jo Calloway [a1] [a2]|
School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Pace University [u1] [u2]
New York, New York, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: teaching research methods, Information Systems curriculum, qualitative research, emerging technologies
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