Week 1: the start
Week 2: research questions and introduction
Week 3: references
Week 4: writing literature
Week 5: research approaches
Week 6: research methods in IT
Week 7: writing Thesis
Week 8: end session
Book serie by Ardian Wallwork, English for Academic Research:
English for Writing Research Papers
Philosophy of science
Ontological, epistemological, and methodological questions
Tommi K's seminar slides on research methods from autumn 2013
One research methods taxonomy
Bridging the qualitative–quantitative divide: guidelines for conducting mixed methods research in information systems. Venkatesh et al. MIS Quarterly Vol. X No. X, pp. 1-XX/Forthcoming 2012–2013.
Why Triangulate? Sandra Mathison Source: Educational Researcher, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Mar., 1988), pp. 13-17.
The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research. 2011. Edited by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln.
Qualitative Data Analysis. 1984. Miles, B.M. & Huberman, A.M. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications.
Conducting thematic analysis on qualitative data: Attride-Stirling, Jennifer. 2001. Thematic networks: an analytic tool for qualitative research. Qualitative Research 1(3): 385–405.
Components of objecitivity (reliability and validity) in qualitative research
Krosnick, J.A. 1999. Survey Research. Annu. Rev. Psychol. 50:537-67.
Bartlett, J. E., Kotrlik, J. W. & Higgins, C. C. (2001). Organizational Research: Determining Appropriate Sample Size in Survey Research. Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal, 19(1): 43-50.
Jansen, Harrie (2010). The Logic of Qualitative Survey Research and its Position in the Field of Social Research Methods [63 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 11(2), Art. 11
See suggestions for technology validation
Kitchenham (1996). Evaluating Software Engineering Methods and Tool. Part 1: The evaluation Context and Evaluation Methods. ACM SIGSOFT. Software Engineering Notes 21(1).