Silverman (2014) Taking Theory Too Far? A Commentary on Avison and Malaurent

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The author discusses an information systems (IS) research from David Avison and Julien Malaurent about the problems in theory-based papers. He agrees with the study's authors about the ability of qualitative researchers to describe social phenomena, but disagrees on their support of confessional writing in social science research. He offers some suggestions on how the study could be developed through focusing on newly discovered cases and distinguishing theories from models and concepts.

Citation David Silverman (2014). Taking Theory Too Far? A Commentary on Avison and Malaurent. Journal of Information Technology, vol. 29 no. 4, pp. 353–355. URL

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@article{silverman2014taking,
author = {Silverman, David},
doi = {10.1057/jit.2014.21},
isbn = {0268-3962},
issn = {14664437},
journal = {Journal of Information Technology},
number = {4},
pages = {353--355},
publisher = {Nature Publishing Group},
title = {{Taking Theory Too Far? A Commentary on Avison and Malaurent}},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jit.2014.21},
volume = {29},
year = {2014}
}

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