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viewpoint Choosing Appropriate Information Systems Research Methodologies We believe we should draw attention to two disturbing tendencies in information systems (IS) research. The first relates to the primacy of traditional, empirical research more suited to the natural sciences, at the expense of less conventional approaches that nevertheless provide(More)
Introduction Despite the many well known success stories of the use of Information Technology to deliver benefits to the organisation, there is considerable evidence that the implementation of Information Systems can be hazardous. Research such as that of Strassmann (18), Farbey, Land and Targett (3) suggests that users fail to realise the anticipated(More)
The views of Collingwood can be summarized as follows. The philosophy of history is concerned neither with 'the past by itself ' nor with 'the historian's thought about it by itself ', but with 'the two things in their mutual relations'. (This dictum reflects the two current meanings of the word 'history' – the inquiry conducted by the historian and the(More)