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Probing some theoretical aspects of practitioner-based inquiry research in Information Systems

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dc.contributor.author Averweg, Udo Richard
dc.contributor.author Kroeze, Jan Hendrik
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-20T06:10:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-20T06:10:57Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation AVERWEG, U.R. & KROEZE, J.H. 2010. Probing some theoretical aspects of practioner-based inquiry research in Information Systems. In: Fountains of Computing Research – Proceedings of SAICSIT, A Volume in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series,p. 12-18. [http://www.saicsit.org.za/Page.aspx/Show/about%20us] [http://www.acm.org/publications/] en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-60558-950-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3758
dc.description Postprint of: AVERWEG, U.R. & KROEZE, J.H. 2010. Probing some theoretical aspects of practioner-based inquiry research in Information Systems. In Fountains of Computing Research – Proceedings of SAICSIT 2010 (Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists), 11 to 13 October 2010, Bela Bela, South Africa, edited by Paula Kotzé, Aurona Gerber, Alta van der Merwe and Nicola Bidwell, CSIR Meraka Institute, A Volume in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series, ACM Press, ACM ISBN: 978-1-60558-950-3, p. 12-18. en
dc.description.abstract Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) practitioners are often located in the social sciences branch of Information Systems (IS). Practitioner research comprises of research that practitioners undertake with a view to the advancement of their practice. A question arises in respect of research conducted by ICT practitioners: does practitionerbased inquiry research have a theoretical base and does practitioner-based inquiry research challenge enlightenment presuppositions based upon an empiricist epistemology? The probing and discussion of this question is the objective of this paper. In this paper, ICT practitioner-based inquiry research in organisations is discussed. Some philosophical underpinnings of practitioner-based inquiry research are probed and a reflection on practitioner-inquiry research is given. It is suggested that actively participating ICT practitioners in the IS research domain are a necessity in the workplace environment but their participation requires that the actual context in which IS practices are conducted, should be analysed. To ensure that such IS research is valid, an epistemological base is needed, for critical reflection and thoughtful action from which to draw. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ACM Press en
dc.subject ICT practitioner en
dc.subject Practitioner-based inquiry en
dc.subject Reflective practitioner en
dc.title Probing some theoretical aspects of practitioner-based inquiry research in Information Systems en
dc.type Other en
dc.contributor.researchID 10063455 - Kroeze, Jan H


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