Baskerville & Pries-Heje (1999) Grounded Action Research: A Method for Understanding IT in Practice

Baskerville, Richard L. and Pries-Heje, Jan

Abstract

This paper shows how the theory development portion of action research can be made more rigorous. The process of theory formulation is an essential part of action research, yet this process is not well understood. A case study demonstrates how units of analysis and techniques from grounded theory can be integrated into the action research cycle in order to add rigor and reliability to the theory formulation process.

Citation Richard L. Baskerville, Jan Pries-Heje (1999). Grounded Action Research: A Method for Understanding IT in Practice. Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, vol. 9 no. 1, pp. 1–23. DOI

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BibTex entry for this article:

@article{baskerville1999grounded,
author = {Baskerville, Richard L. and Pries-Heje, Jan},
doi = {10.1016/S0959-8022(98)00017-4},
isbn = {0959-8022},
issn = {09598022},
journal = {Accounting, Management and Information Technologies},
number = {1},
pages = {1--23},
title = {{Grounded Action Research: A Method for Understanding IT in Practice}},
volume = {9},
year = {1999}
}

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Keywords:

Action research, Design Science, Ethnography, Grounded theory, Information systems design, Information systems research, Prototyping, Qualitative research, Research methods

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