John Venable

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Prior research has identified the similarity of Action Research (AR) and Design Science Research (DSR). This paper analyses AR and DSR from several perspectives, including paradigmatic assumptions of ontology, epistemology, methodology, and ethics, their research interests, and activities. We identify that often AR does not share the paradigmatic(More)
Notice: Changes introduced as a result of publishing processes such as copy-editing and formatting may not be reflected in this document. For a definitive version of this work, please refer to the published source: Abstract This paper proposes a new research method, Participatory Action Design Research (PADR), for studies in the Urban Informatics domain.(More)
A simplified lead citrate stain for use in electron microscopy. One of the more stable and reliable stains, commonly called the lead citrate stain or Reynolds' stain, is made by mixing lead nitrate and sodium citrate in distilled water, allowing time for lead citrate to form, then adding sodium hydroxide to raise the pH of the solution to 12. This paper(More)
Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) in non-profit organisations (NPOs) has not received adequate attention in the research literature. This study addressed questions of how (and how well) Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) could be employed for conducting SISP in an NPO. Action Research (AR) was used as the primary research method in this study,(More)
Non-profit organizations provide a large number of services of public interest, and play an important role in Australian society and economy. These organizations can very often improve or expand services to the public through the implementation of appropriate information systems and technologies. Such implementation requires undertaking a strategic(More)
The ability to identify key intervention points in the nuclear WMD development process is vital for the development of effective intervention strategies against nuclear proliferation efforts. This paper describes research in progress to investigate nuclear weapons development as a meta-network of people, knowledge, resources, locations and tasks, and to(More)
Technologies for human benefit, such as information systems and information technology, have a key role to play in the realization of quality of life for all citizenry by modern societies. New forms of IS and IT can be developed and used creatively to improve education, health, social equity, environmental conditions, social and environmental(More)
The global phenomenon of the IS/IT outsourcing continues to grow in importance. IS/IT outsourcing presents business challenges to both outsourcers and vendors alike. While the foundation of IS/IT outsourcing is ostensibly the transfer of financial and structural capital and vendor responsibilities, important issues remain about knowledge transfer and(More)