Advancing Information Systems Evaluation ( Research ) : A Critical Realist Approach

@inproceedings{Carlsson2003AdvancingIS,
  title={Advancing Information Systems Evaluation ( Research ) : A Critical Realist Approach},
  author={Sven A. Carlsson},
  year={2003}
}
The aim of Information Systems (IS) evaluation research is to produce ever more detailed answers to the question of why an IS initiative works (better) for whom and in what circumstances. This paper presents an alternative to traditional IS evaluation research approaches. The alternative, realistic IS evaluation research, is based on the philosophy of critical realism. Realistic IS evaluation research attends to how and why an IS initiative has the potential to cause (desired) changes and seeks… CONTINUE READING