Structuration Theory in Information Systems Research: Relevance and Rigour from a Pluralist Research Approach

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Title Structuration Theory in Information Systems Research: Relevance and Rigour from a Pluralist Research Approach
Author Mackrell, Dale Carolyn; Nielsen, Susan Hilary
Publication Title ACIS2007 Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor Mark Toleman, Aileen Cater-Steel, Dave Roberts
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Toowoomba, Australia
Publisher The University of Southern Queensland
Abstract This paper reflects on the theoretical aspects of an earlier ontological study. The study was a single case which explored the use of an agricultural decision support system by women cotton growers in the Australian cotton industry and the effect of its use on their farm management roles on family cotton farms. The study was informed through a multi-paradigmatic conceptual framework with structuration theory as a meta-theory, and diffusion theory and gender relations theory as lower level theories. This pluralistic research approach employed both theory and data triangulation. In this paper, the justification for a multi-paradigmatic framework is discussed as well as the relevance and rigour of the study.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.acis2007.usq.edu.au/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2007. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted
ISBN 9780909756963
Conference name 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Location Toowoomba Australia
Date From 2007-12-05
Date To 2007-12-07
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/16501
Date Accessioned 2008-01-09
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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