Mingers, J. (2004) Real-izing Information Systems: Critical Realism as an Underpinning Philosophy for Information Systems. Information and Organization, 14 (2). pp. 87-103. ISSN 1471-7727.
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The paper begins by pointing out the diversity of philosophical positions within IS, and the range of reactions to this diversity. It then discusses problems within the underlying philosophies of science - particularly positivism and interpretivism. With this as a background, the paper proposes critical realism as an underpinning philosophy that has the potential to overcome both sets of difficulties. The theoretical arguments are practically illustrated by critiques of (positivist) statistical analysis and (interpretivist) soft systems methodology.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||critical realism, information systems, positivism, interpretivism|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School|
|Depositing User:||John Mingers|
|Date Deposited:||25 Sep 2008 00:24|
|Last Modified:||21 May 2011 23:53|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3911 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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