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Using a multidisciplinary research team to carry out research in IS

Using a multidisciplinary research team to carry out research in IS The use of a multidisciplinary research team can often enhance the investigation of IS phenomena particularly when the construct under study is multidimensional. This paper explores the challenges and benefits of carrying out IS research with a multidisciplinary team. By way of illustration a study is described which purposefully pulled together researchers from different but related disciplines to carry out an IS research project. The challenges confronting the team included miscommunication, initial disagreement concerning research constructs, and the amount of time required for meetings. The benefits far outweighed the difficulties. Benefits accrued to the study itself and to the research participants. The study was more holistic and included better construct definition. The participating researchers benefited from critically examining their own views and outlooks whilst being exposed to viewpoints from other disciplines. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Systems and Information Technology Emerald Publishing

Using a multidisciplinary research team to carry out research in IS

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1328-7265
DOI
10.1108/13287269880000737
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Abstract

The use of a multidisciplinary research team can often enhance the investigation of IS phenomena particularly when the construct under study is multidimensional. This paper explores the challenges and benefits of carrying out IS research with a multidisciplinary team. By way of illustration a study is described which purposefully pulled together researchers from different but related disciplines to carry out an IS research project. The challenges confronting the team included miscommunication, initial disagreement concerning research constructs, and the amount of time required for meetings. The benefits far outweighed the difficulties. Benefits accrued to the study itself and to the research participants. The study was more holistic and included better construct definition. The participating researchers benefited from critically examining their own views and outlooks whilst being exposed to viewpoints from other disciplines.

Journal

Journal of Systems and Information TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1998

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