Researching Information Systems and Computing and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Buy New

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Good See details
Price: 21.66

Trade in Yours
For a 7.50 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Start reading Researching Information Systems and Computing on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Researching Information Systems and Computing [Paperback]

Briony J Oates
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
RRP: 30.99
Price: 26.17 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 4.82 (16%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Sunday, 24 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 24.86  
Hardcover --  
Paperback 26.17  
Trade In this Item for up to 7.50
Trade in Researching Information Systems and Computing for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 7.50, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

4 Nov 2005 141290224X 978-1412902243
With everything readers need to know about how to execute their research project, this book is written specifically for information systems (IS) and computing students. It introduces key quantitative and qualitative research methods, makes sense of underlying philosophies, and helps readers navigate and assess existing academic papers. Special features support students as they bridge the gap between theory and practice. These include:

- research examples from the IS and computing disciplines;

- suggestions on how to build internet research into each method mentioned;

- an explanation of how knowledge is created, drawing an analogy between this and the creation of software systems

Throughout, readers are supported by pedagogical features such as learning objectives, explanations, discussion questions, evaluation guides and further reading.

Frequently Bought Together

Researching Information Systems and Computing + Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (4 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141290224X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412902243
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 18.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Reader in Information Systems, School of Computing, University of Teesside

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tried and tested 30 July 2012
(Disclosure : I know the author)
I am belatedly reviewing this book after many years of using it with Masters students. This book is an excellent prop for Masters and PhD students who are struggling to scope and plan their research. I have had much positive feedback from students on its utility for them. It is even more effective if their supervisor can signpost them to relevant sections like the diagram on the Research process, and the literature review section that distinguishes between author- centric and issue-centric approaches (a concept that may struggle with). It is written clearly and well-organised.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I am recommending this text for my masters levels students. For the scale of their projects they do not have time to do fundamental quantitative research, and frequently that would not be appropriate: hence many focus on qualitative approaches.

This text gives clear discussions of the pros and cons of different approaches, practical hints and tips and good follow-on references.

However, this text would be less suitable for "pure" computer science students.

My experience is that (despite support from supervisors) many students have difficulties in at least one of the following areas (i) scoping a project (ii) defining their research area and choosing appropriate research techniques, and (iii) clearly, effectively, and critically, reviewing relevant literature. I believe this text provides clear guidance for students to follow in these areas.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it 22 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I received a brand new book as expected .. its very useful for research students .. I would recommend it
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Stuff 2 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
An easy to read and interlectually accessible book that's worth a lot more than than time I spent reading it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Philodphy underpinning research 25 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I used this book with students doing an early childhgood studies degree as the explantions on the philosophy underpinning research was excellent.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category