Mingers (2001) Combining IS Research Methods: Towards a Pluralist Methodology

Abstract

his paper puts forward arguments in favor of a pluralist approach to IS research. Rather than advocating a single paradigm, be it interpretive or positivist, or even a plurality of paradigms within the discipline as a whole, it suggests that research results will be richer and more reliable if different research methods, preferably from different (existing) paradigms, are routinely combined together. The paper is organized into three sections after the Introduction. In {\S

Citation John Mingers (2001). Combining IS Research Methods: Towards a Pluralist Methodology. Information Systems Research, vol. 12 no. 3, pp. 240–259. DOI

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BibTex entry for this article:

@article{mingers2001combining,
author = {Mingers, John},
doi = {10.1287/isre.12.3.240.9709},
isbn = {1047-7047},
issn = {10477047},
journal = {Information Systems Research},
number = {3},
pages = {240--259},
pmid = {5647745},
title = {{Combining IS Research Methods: Towards a Pluralist Methodology}},
volume = {12},
year = {2001}
}

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Keywords:

Critical Pluralism, Critical Realism, INF6001W, IS Research Methods, Methodology, Multimethodology, Paradigm, Qualitative Research

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