Critical Realism and IS Research: Some Methodological Implications
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Management / Centre for Innovative Practice
Critical realism is seeing more application within the Information Systems field, but its application is still limited. Applying critical realism has proven to be difficult, partly because critical realism provides little practical guidance as to methodological development and even less guidance as to the role of technology within its complex arguments. This chapter discusses some of the practical implications consequent from adopting critical realism in terms of philosophy, theory, and methodology.
Dobson, P. J. (2012). Critical Realism and IS Research: Some Methodological Implications . In Mora, M., Gelman, O., Steenkamp, A. L., & Raisinghani, M. (Eds.). Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems (pp. 63-81). IGI Global. Available here