What kind of pragmatism in information systems research?
2008 (English)In: AIS SIG Prag Inaugural meeting,2008, Uppsala: AIS SIG Prag , 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper investigates what pragmatism can mean to information systems research. It makes a division into three types of pragmatism: Functional, referential and methodological pragmatism. These three kinds of pragmatisms are explained through their different knowledge - action relations. Functional pragmatism is described as -knowledge for action-. Referential pragmatism is described as -knowledge about action-. Methodological pragmatism is described as -knowledge through action-. The paper identifies briefly how different trends in information systems research are related to these three kinds of pragmatism; as e.g. method development, design research, use of action theories, action research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: AIS SIG Prag , 2008.
pragmatism, information system
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-44182Local ID: 75975OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-44182DiVA: diva2:265043