Development gain? Participant observation in interpretive management information systems research

  • Nandhakumar J
  • Jones M
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This article provides a critical assessment of the potential of participant observation as an interpretive data-gathering method for management information systems (MIS) research by drawing on a participant observation study of Executive Information Systems development. It identifies a range of issues with respect to participant observation in MIS research that may also be an integral part of reflective research practice for any field researcher.

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  • MIS research approach
  • data-gathering methods
  • interpretive research
  • participant observation
  • studying IT in organizations

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  • Joe Nandhakumar

  • Matthew Jones

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