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Journal Issue
Volume 3 Issue 2 / Nov 2005  pp93‑148

Editor: Arthur Money

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Developing Information Systems Design Knowledge: A Critical Realist Perspective  pp93‑102

Sven A. Carlsson

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A Generic Toolkit for the Successful Management of Delphi Studies  pp103‑116

Jacqueline Day, Milena Bobeva

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Learning Logs: Assessment or Research Method?  pp117‑122

Tim Friesner, Mike Hart

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Interpretivism and the Pursuit of Research Legitimisation: An Integrated Approach to Single Case Design  pp123‑132

Felicity Kelliher

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While interpretive research is recognised for its value in providing contextual depth, results are often criticised in terms of validity, reliability and generalizability, referred to collectively as research legitimisation. This paper explores the criticisms levied on interpretive case studies and presents a research design that seeks to address these criticisms. The paper describes the research template developed by the author and applies it to a longitudinal case study carried out on a micro firm in the Republic of Ireland. Following some detailed evaluation and analysis the author concludes that legitimisation of an interpretative case study is improved when an integrative approach involving the combination of specific research techniques to relevant and appropriate standards is adopted. 


Keywords: interpretive case study, qualitative research, legitimisation


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Tell me a Story —A way to Knowledge  pp133‑140

Dan Remenyi

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Applying a Behavioural Simulation for the Collection of Data  pp141‑148

Kristina Risom Jespersen

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