Tag: doing research

Using documents in social research

Most qualitative research is concerned with oral data. But documents can be equally important in improving our understanding of phenomena. And when it comes to documents, it is not only their content that counts.

Qualitative data analysis: Pointers to resources

Work in progress. Qualitative research is common in information systems and other research fields that look into the interplay between technology and the social context, such as organizations or society. Qualitative data analysis is a step that happens during and…

Doing literature surveys: pointers to some resources

Many students and researchers will do a literature survey as part of their research project. Literature surveys are essential steps towards forming a good research question and clarifying your research contribution. In this page you will find some articles that I recommend you to read in order to turn your literature survey into a piece of scientific contribution, and get an A+ grade in the process!

Empathic innovation

Are you an innovator? Did you ever make a solution that no one wanted to use? Did you ever reflect on the reason why it happened? If you did, I bet one of the reasons was you lost contact with your users.

Don’t “Just do it” but “Just ship it”

Although Nike uses the slogan “Just do it”, I am becoming increasingly convinced that just doing it is not enough at all. In my own life I am increasingly trying to practice “Just ship it” as the main principle underlying everything I do. It is not easy, but I am on my way.

How not to measure scientific productivity

Ever since funding agencies started demanding some way to measure a return on their investment, administrators have been coming up with ways to measure scientists’ performance. And scientists have been coming up with ways to maximize their value under any…