Research in Information Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080974569, 9780080575391

Research in Information Systems

1st Edition

A Handbook for Research Supervisors and their Students

Print ISBN: 9780080974569
eBook ISBN: 9780080575391
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd November 2004
Page Count: 344

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Research in Information Systems helps supervisors and their students get the most out of the PhD experience. It can be used as a basis of courses for supervisors and their research students.

This book covers:
• The supervisor – student relationship
• Practical, social and academic issues
• Different models for PhD programs, including US, UK, Latin and Scandinavian models

Many vignettes of personal experiences and reflections provide context for the material. The book is written by experts – leading international academics in the field of information systems. They all have had wide experience of research supervision over many years in many countries.

Key Features

  • The only handbook available specifically for Information Systems, and written for both research supervisors and their students
  • Content agreed and approved by an international panel of experts, ensuring worldwide relevance
  • Includes real life anecdotes to educate, entertain, and contextualise


Academics supervising research students in information systems and business information systems and PhD research students in IS

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I Reflections: Chapter 1 - Advising and supervising, Chapter 2 - Confessions and reflections; Part II The supervisor/student relationship: Chapter 3 - Metaphors for PhD study, Chapter 4 - Focus on the supervisor, Chapter 5 - Focus on the student; Part III Social and practical issues: Chapter 6 - Serving two masters, Chapter 7 - Finance, Chapter 8 - Ethical issues, Chapter 9 - Gender issues, Chapter 10 Sexual orientation, Chapter 11 - Diverse cultures; Part IV Academic issues: Chapter 12 - Discipline of information systems, Chapter 13 - Quality and originality, Chapter 14 - Quantitative research, Chapter 15 - Qualitative research; Part V PhD models: Chapter 16 - US model, Chapter 17 - UK Model, Chapter 18 - Latin model, Chapter 19 - Scandinavian model; Bibliography; Author biographies; Index.


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"...a fascinating and engaging read...Research in Information Systems is essential reading for both supervisors and Ph.D. students." --Mark Stansfield, International Journal of Information Management