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What kind of pragmatism in information systems research?
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, VITS - Development of Informations Systems and Work Context.
2008 (English)In: AIS SIG Prag Inaugural meeting,2008, Uppsala: AIS SIG Prag , 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Uppsala: AIS SIG Prag , 2008.
Keyword [en]
pragmatism, information system
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-44182Local ID: 75975OAI: diva2:265043
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10

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