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dc.contributor.authorJones, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-17T12:37:59Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-05T23:30:22Z
dc.date.available2020-04-17T12:37:59Z
dc.date.available2021-10-05T23:30:22Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-17
dc.identifier.isbn9780996683197
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/329023
dc.description.abstractA recurrent debate in the IS field has been whether or not IS research should be pluralistic. That is, whether many different forms of research should be allowed, or perhaps even encouraged. This paper presents a review of the literature on pluralism in IS research and analyses the different dimensions and types of pluralism that they adopt. A number of positions towards pluralism in the IS literature are identified and critically assessed. A common theme in this literature is an assumption that different approaches to IS research can be reconciled or even integrated. This is seen as necessary for the credibility of the discipline and to avoid a ruinous decline into relativism. Recent work in the history and philosophy of science, however, has questioned the view that research is, or should be, convergent in this way and offers a more expansive and potentially generative view of pluralism that will be explored in this paper. An argument for “Active Realism” is presented and its implications for IS research discussed.
dc.publisherAssociation for Information Systems
dc.relation.replaceshttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/304453
dc.relation.replaces1810/304453
dc.relation.replaces1810/328569
dc.relation.replaceshttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/328569
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleICIS 2019 Munich beyond convergence: Rethinking pluralism in IS research
dc.typeConference Object
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationName40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.51532
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.76467
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.76467
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.76467
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.76467
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.76467
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-25
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.17863/CAM.51532
rioxxterms.versionAM
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-01-01
dc.contributor.orcidJones, Matthew [0000-0002-4478-4519]
dc.publisher.urlhttps://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2019/research_methods/research_methods/7/
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstract
pubs.conference-name40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
pubs.conference-start-date2019-12-15
cam.orpheus.successThu Nov 05 11:52:35 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated
pubs.conference-finish-date2019-12-18
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-01-01


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