On the quest for multi-methods in IS evaluation: a qualitative comparative analysis

Iannacci, F. and Cornford, T. (2017) On the quest for multi-methods in IS evaluation: a qualitative comparative analysis. In: British Academy of Management, 05/09/2017 to 07/09/2017, Warwick Business School. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper responds to calls for new approaches to IS evaluation. It does this by introducing fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis as a new IS evaluation approach that augments the qualitative tradition by supporting cross-case analysis and theory development. Rather than disaggregating cases into independent, analytically-separate variables, fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis advocates an approach to IS evaluation which explores the holistic effects of causal conditions working in conjunction with each other.

The paper uses qualitative coding procedures and fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis in a sequential manner to discover two typologies of monitoring systems success based on automated and manual validations respectively. Theoretical, methodological and practical implications of the use of fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis are discussed in the context of a multi-case evaluation of monitoring systems established in the course of the implementation of a major European Union socio-economic support programme.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > The Business School
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Depositing User: Dr Federico Iannacci
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 08:54
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 10:58
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16333

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