Mingers, John (2002) Real-izing Information Systems: Critical Realism as an Underpinning Philosophy for Information Systems. In: International Conference on Information Systems, December 15-18th 2002, Barcelona. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)
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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.
|Item Type:||Conference or workshop item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > T Technology (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School|
|Depositing User:||John Mingers|
|Date Deposited:||08 Sep 2008 18:48|
|Last Modified:||28 Apr 2014 09:53|
|Resource URI:||https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4688 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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