Constituting information technology research: the experience of IT researchers

Pham, Binh, Bruce, Christine, and Stoodley, Ian (2005) Constituting information technology research: the experience of IT researchers. Higher Education Research and Development, 24 (3). pp. 215-232.

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The collective consciousness of effective groups of researchers is characterized by shared understandings of their research object or territory. In this study, we adopted a phenomenographic approach to investigate information technology (IT) research, and its objects and territories, as they are constituted in the experience of IT researchers. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with researchers representing different sub-disciplines. Analysis revealed the variation in meaning associated with the idea of IT research; and the awareness structures through which participants experience variation in ways of seeing the object and territories of IT research. Eight ways of seeing IT research were found. The outcomes of our project appear to make visible the changes and developments that are an essential part of the character and experience of contemporary IT research.

Item ID: 55499
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-8366
Keywords: HERN
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2005 HERDSA
Funders: Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australian Technology Network (ATN)
Projects and Grants: ATN Small Grant (2001/02)
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