Pluralism, realism and truth: the keys to knowledge in information systems research

Mingers, J. (2007) Pluralism, realism and truth: the keys to knowledge in information systems research. International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach, 1 (1). pp. 81-92. ISSN 1935-570X . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to outline some of the key themes that I believe are important, first in applying the systems approach to produce high quality IS research in general, and second to consider more specifically some of the questions and debates that are of interest within the philosophy of IS and of the systems approach. Four themes are identified: being systemic, being critical and realist, being pluralist in approach, and having a concern for truth and knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Critical Realism, Knowledge, Multimethodology, Pluralism, Systems Approach, Truth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2008 13:02
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 08:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3930 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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