IS 805 Advanced Field Research Methods (Credits: 3)

This course trains the advanced student of Information Systems in the research methodologies required to successfully undertake original field research and to evaluate the growing scientific literature based on this approach. The course will engage the interpretivist paradigm and the qualitative research traditions within IS. Specifically, it will address the research design theory (e.g. Grounded Theory), data collection techniques (e.g. observation, interviewing, focus groups, surveys), analysis methods (e.g. coding for content and protocol), and reporting frameworks (e.g. case study, ethnography). This material is concertized via student-designed research projects. Additionally, contemporary IS field research will be critiqued, training students in publishing their own field research in this discipline.