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Conducting Research in a Developing Country: A Reflection-in-Action Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Burleson, Debra
dc.contributor.author Chipidza, Wallace
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-29T01:30:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-29T01:30:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-04
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-0-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41640
dc.description.abstract ICT4D researchers acknowledge the instrumental role of cultural differences in determining project outcomes. Rarely, however, do they acknowledge culture’s role in the actual research process. This study explores the impact of cultural differences on research conducted by Western-based researchers in a developing country. In mid-2015, we went to Uganda to conduct research on mobile payment systems and technology use in healthcare. This study recounts our data collection process, particularly the unique challenges and opportunities that we experienced. We employ the theory of reflection-in-action to interpret our responses to disruptions to our research project. As part of our contribution to ICT4D research, we offer several recommendations for conducting research in a developing country. \
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject cross-cultural research
dc.subject developing country
dc.subject ICT4D
dc.subject reflection-in-action
dc.title Conducting Research in a Developing Country: A Reflection-in-Action Perspective
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2017.480
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