Exploring critical realism as the theoretical foundation of mixed-method research: evidence from the economies for IS innovations

@inproceedings{Zachariadis2010ExploringCR,
  title={Exploring critical realism as the theoretical foundation of mixed-method research: evidence from the economies for IS innovations},
  author={Markos Zachariadis and Susan V. Scott and Michael I. Barrett},
  year={2010}
}
Despite the call for pluralism in IS research there is a lack of multi-method research published in information systems journals. While many researchers might find the idea of using multiple methods attractive, there are barriers that prevent them from employing this approach in practice. In this paper we try to address key philosophical concerns that often deter more extensive use of multiple methods, encourage openness to innovative methodological choices, and deepen practical understanding… CONTINUE READING

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