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Using Phenomenological Constructivism (PC) to Discuss a Mixed Method Approach in Information Systems Research  pp39-49

Fenio Annansingh, Kerry Howell

© Sep 2016 Volume 14 Issue 1, Editor: Ann Brown, pp1 - 70

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Abstract: This paper used phenomenological constructivism to demonstrate and evaluate a mixed method approach for conducting information systems research. It evaluated the implementation and implications of mixed methods approach as an exploratory and inductive research method. A case study which made use of in‑ depth interviews was used to provide the dominant qualitative (QUAL) method. Following this, a questionnaire survey was used to provide the results for the less dominant method which is the quantitative (QUAN) data. The mixed method approach was adopted to enhance the completeness and accuracy of the interpretation of the study. It provided a number of recommendations for the use of mixed methods approach for IS projects.


Keywords: Keywords: Case study, Information systems, Mixed methods, Phenomenological constructivism


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