Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64437

How is Information Systems Research Justified? An Analysis of Justifications Given by Authors

File Size Format  
0559.pdf 294.89 kB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary

Title:How is Information Systems Research Justified? An Analysis of Justifications Given by Authors
Authors:Spindeldreher, Kai
Schlagwein, Daniel
Schoder, Detlef
Keywords:Knowing What We Know: Theory, Meta-analysis, and Review
is research
justification
legitimacy
literature review
show 1 moreorders of worth
show less
Date Issued:07 Jan 2020
Abstract:This study analyses how Information Systems (IS) research is justified by authors. We assess how authors justify their research endeavors based on published IS research papers. We use justification theory [11], which along with later work, identifies seven different value systems (i.e., orders of worth) as co-existing in society, as a conceptual foundation. We qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the justifications in published IS research papers. We provide a breakdown of the justifications used in IS research. Our findings show that the importance and relevance of IS research is predominantly justified in reference to three orders of worth (market, industrial and civic values) at the neglect of the four other orders of worth (domestic, inspiration, fame, green) that equally exist in society. We provide suggestions to stimulate a broader consideration of research topics in relation to these other orders of worth and hence alternative sources of justification for authors.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64437
ISBN:978-0-9981331-3-3
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2020.695
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Knowing What We Know: Theory, Meta-analysis, and Review


Please email libraryada-l@lists.hawaii.edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons