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Engagement in management research

Lewis, P J (2004) Engagement in management research. Working Paper. The Department of Management Science, Lancaster University.

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    Abstract

    This paper attends to the use of collaborative research methods and why these form only a small proportion of reported research in management in general and in information systems research in particular. Use is made of the notion of engaged research where there is active involvement in the real-world setting and responsibility is accepted by the researcher for bringing about direct changes to the real-world situation. This, together with a distinction between the mode, stance and method of research permits a clearer understanding of the implications for the the researcher and highlights the need to attend to the role of the researcher and give increased attention to political and ethical issues when conducting information systems research. Recognition of these is important in discussing research, in planning and reporting research and in mentoring the work of students and new researchers.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Research Methods ; Action Research ; Information Systems Research ; Intervention Studies
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    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
    ID Code: 48730
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:09
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 18:26
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/48730

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