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dc.contributor.advisorLubbe, Sam
dc.contributor.authorChukwuere, Joshua. E
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T09:59:08Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T09:59:08Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/15766
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Com.(Information Systems) North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, 2013en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to investigate the rigour and relevance of IS research; as researchers and practitioners are divided and living in a different world of aspiration m conducting research. This division is as a result of many reasons. The gap between researchers and practitioners has promulgated debate and argument among the two that has lasted for years. Many believed that IS research is effective and others opposed it. Others within or outside the discipline consider whether IS research output affects and impacts decision making in the industry. Meanwhile, the debate on rigour and relevance has lasted for decades but, in reality, the differences gap still persists, in spite of efforts by researchers. Their efforts and hard-work seem not to be very effective. This study seeks to determine whether practitioners meet their needs and expectations and whether they address them through the rigour and relevance of IS/academic research. It is also to determine whether this debate which has lingered over the years is worth it. The growing problems and needs in the practitioners' world call for an investigation into this rigour and relevance. There is an on-going criticism that IS research lacks rigour, relevance. effective communication and acceptance in the field as noted in the literature. The identified problem under investigation now is lack of rigour, relevance and other issues such as consistency, transparency, communication and inaccessibi lity in IS research. The population for the study comprised academic lecturers attending the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT 2012) conference and North-West University IS and Computer Science (Mafikeng Campus) academics. The population was 90 lecturers/academics and the sample size of 73 answered the questionnaires.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen_US
dc.subjectRelevanceen_US
dc.subjectRigouren_US
dc.subjectApplied disciplineen_US
dc.subjectResearch method and Academic researchersen_US
dc.subjectCollaborationen_US
dc.titleAn empirical investigation of rigour versus relevance in information systems researchen
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US


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