A methodological examination of MIS survey research from 1992-2006

Abareshi, A and Martin, W 2009, 'A methodological examination of MIS survey research from 1992-2006', Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 137-146.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title A methodological examination of MIS survey research from 1992-2006
Author(s) Abareshi, A
Martin, W
Year 2009
Journal name Journal of Information & Knowledge Management
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 137
End page 146
Total pages 10
Publisher World Scientific Publishing
Abstract It would be useful for IS researchers to know the major methodological methods used in IS filed and the trends MIS is experiencing in this regard. For this reason, we have conducted a meta-research on three leading IS journals over a period of 15 years in an attempt to provide the MIS field with an overview of research methodologies used and help researchers in choosing appropriate research method. 651 survey-based studies reported in three leading MIS journals between 1992 and 2006 are reviewed. The findings indicate that a considerable proportion of MIS research has been conducted using the survey method. In terms of research purpose, there has been an imbalance between the use of exploratory and explanatory surveys. Consequently, it is to be expected that in the immediate future, the trend will be much more towards the development of models and the explanation of relationships that is towards explanatory studies
Subject Information Systems Management
Keyword(s) Methodology
survey research
MIS journals
meta-analysis
DOI - identifier 10.1142/S0219649209002245
ISSN 0219-6492
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