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Enabling a Kleinian integration of interpretivist and socio-critical IS research : The contribution of Dooyeweerd's philosophy

Basden, A 2011, 'Enabling a Kleinian integration of interpretivist and socio-critical IS research : The contribution of Dooyeweerd's philosophy' , European Journal of Information Systems, 20 , pp. 477-489.

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Abstract

This paper suggests how interpretivist, socio-critical and positivist approaches in information systems research might be integrated. Heinz Klein's approach to information systems was a significant advance on earlier ones, bringing together a number of issues discussed in interpretivist and socio-critical circles, with philosophical groundings. He believed IS research would benefit from integration of interpretivist and socio-critical approaches, but found no philosophical grounding for this. Interpretivism's reluctance to consider normativity might be a 'Trojan horse' that undermines integration. This paper employs Dooyeweerd's philosophy to expose and expel the Trojan horse and sketch how a philosophically-grounded integration of interpretivist, socio-critical and even positivist approaches might proceed.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Information Systems
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0960-085X
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: A Basden
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 15:21
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:28
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34936

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