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ERIC Number: EJ848361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Studying Human-Centered IT Innovation Using a Grounded Action Learning Approach
Pauleen, David J.; Yoong, Pak
Qualitative Report, v9 n1 p137-160 Mar 2004
This paper describes how two research methodologies, grounded theory and action learning, were combined to produce a rigorous yet creative and flexible method for field study of a recent IT-based innovation, virtual teams. Essentially, an action learning program was used to train facilitators of virtual teams and generate research data while grounded theory techniques were used to analyze and interpret the data. This paper shows how this combined method can be used to develop local and practical theory for complex, human-centered areas of information technology. The implications of this grounded action learning approach for practice and research in IS will be discussed. (Contains 7 tables, 4 figures, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A