This course is replaced by IN5000 – Qualitative Research Methods.


The articles and book chapters below are available for copying in a binder in the IFI library. See the updated reading list from October here


David Silverman: Doing Qualitative Research, 2005. Sage. ISBN: 1 4129 0196 0. (2nd edition), kap. 1-24.

Articles and Book Chapters

Myers, M.D., and Avison, D.: An Introduction to Qualitative Reaserch in Information Systems, 2002. Sage. Ch 1 in Myers and Avison (eds) "Qualitative Reaserch in Information Systems".

M. Lynne Markus: Power, Politics, and MIS Implementation., 1983. Communications of the ACM. vol 26, no. 6, pp. 430-444.

Walsham, G. : Interpretive Case Study in IS Research, 2002. Sage. Ch 6 in Meyers and Avison (eds) "Qualitative Research in Information Systems".

Baskerville, R. and Wood-Harper, T.: A Critical Perspective on Action Research as a Method for Information Systems Research, 2002. Ch 8 in Myers and Avison (eds) "Qualitative Reaserch in Information Systems".

Bardram, J. and Bossen, C. : Mobility Work: The Spatial Dimension of Collaboration at a Hospital, 2005. CSCW Journal, 14 (131-160).

Hughes J, V King, T Rodden, H Anderson: Moving out from the control room: Ethnography in systems design, 1994. In Proceedings from CSCW’94, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

LA Suchman and RH Trigg: Understanding Practice: video as a medium for reflection and design, 1991. In: J. Greenbaum, M. Kyng, eds. Design at work: cooperative design of computer systems. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum. 65-89.

R Harper: The Organization in Ethnography. A discussion of Ethnographic Fieldwork Programs in CSCW, 2000. Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. vol. 9,no. 2, pp. 239-264.

D Forsythe: It's Just a Matter of Common Sense: Ethnography as Invisible Work, 1999. Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work,. vol. 8, no. 1-2, pp. 127-145.

T Zuiderent: Blurring the Center: on the Politics of Ethnography, 2002. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 59-78. Fulltekst.

Beyer, H. and Holtzblatt, K.: Contextual Design, 1999. Interactions, vol 6, no 1, (jan/feb 1999), p. 32-42.

U Schultze: A Confessional Account of an Ethnography about Knowledge Work, 2000. MIS Quarterly. Vol. 24, No. 1 (Mar., 2000), pp. 3-41.

C Geertz: Deep play: Notes on the Balinese cockfight., 1972. In Geertz: The interpretation of cultures. New York: Basic Books, 1972.

B Flyvbjerg: Eksemplets magt – en revurdering av case-studiet som forskningsstrategi, 1991. Kapittel 8 i Flyvbjerg: ”Rationalitet og Magt. Bind 1: Det konkretes videnskab”. Akademisk Forlag .

G Walsham and S Sahay: GIS for District Level Administration, 1999. MIS Quarterly. vol 23, no. 1, pp. 39-66..

D Avison, F Lau, M Myers, PA Nielsen: Action Research, 1999. Communications of the ACM. ISBN: Jan 1999, vol 42, no. 1, pp. 94-97.

P Checkland, S Holwell: Action Research: Its Nature and Validity, 1998. Systemic Practice and Action Research. vol 11, no. 1, pp. 9-21.

R Kalleberg: Konstruktiv samfunnsvitenskap. En fagteoretisk plassering av ”aksjonsforskning”, 1992. ISO Rapport nr. 24, 1992, Institutt for Sosiologi, UiO.

Thoresen, K.: Appendix D: Grounded Theory , 1999. PhD Thesis, "Computer Use", University of Oslo, Department of Informatics.

A Strauss, S Fagerhaugh, B Suczek, C Wiener: Appendix: Methodological Note, 1985. in “Social Organization of Medical Work”.

HK Klein, MD Myers: A set of principles for conducting and evaluating interpretive field studies in information systems., 1999. MIS Quarterly,. vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 67-94. Fulltekst.

A Lee, R Baskerville: Generalizing Generalizability, 2003. Infomration Systems Research. vol 14, no 3, pp. 221-243.

B Latour: Chapter 2: Circulating Reference: Sampling the Soil in the Amazon Forest,, 1999. in Latour: Pandoras Hope.

Additional Resources (to be complemented)

Personvernombudet for forskning.

Link to Datatilsynet, select "Personvern" then "Forskning og helse" , link.

Braa, J., Monteiro, E., Sahay, S.: Networks of Action: Sustainable Health Information Systems Across developing Countries, 2004. MIS Quarterly, Special Issue on Action Research , Vol. 28, No. 3. link to pdf.

C Sørensen: This is not an article – just some food for thought on how to write one., (search on the net).

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