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ACIS 2007 Panel report: Lack of relevance in IS research


Recker, JC and Young, RN and Darroch, F and Marshall, PH and McKay, J, ACIS 2007 Panel report: Lack of relevance in IS research, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 24, (Article 18- February) pp. 303-314. ISSN 1529-3181 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.17705/1cais.02418


Relevance of IS research to practitioners has been one of the most fervently debated meta discussions in the IS discipline. To address the concern of lack of relevance, an IS relevance index was suggested in 2005 and used in an exploratory study using two years of conference review data. This paper reports on a 2007 panel presented at the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, which explored the idea of this IS relevance index and discussed openly the issue of lack of relevance in conducting, evaluating and presenting IS research. This paper first introduces the debate and the concept of an IS relevance index. Next, viewpoints of individual panel members are presented and finally the subsequent panel discussion is summarized.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rigor, relevance, IS scholarship, research quality framework, research measures, panel data, networks and communities
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Darroch, F (Ms Fiona Darroch)
UTAS Author:Marshall, PH (Professor Peter Marshall)
ID Code:61398
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2010-03-03
Last Modified:2012-04-02

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