In 2017 Elena and I ran the IT3010 course at NTNU on the topic of qualitative research methods in computer science. This was the first time we had the course run as a realistic run-up to a research conference with papers presented by students. The last deliverable in the course was a reflection report where each student was asked to reflect on the who process. Here I want to summarize some tips to students after having graded this last deliverable.
Case study is a central research strategy in information systems and related fields. Case studies improve our understanding of different phenomena such as the introduction of new technologies in organizations, service innovation, understanding how technology is used etc. In this page I try to collect some useful readings about using case study in technology-related empirical research.
In this blog I describe how I prefer to cooperate with master and project students that I supervise. These are points that I have collected based on earlier supervision. The goal is to get an A grade for my students! This blog post is under continuous development. Please provide your feedback and suggestions in the comment field below or directly to me. Thanks!
In this page I try to collect some resources related to interview as a research tool. The resources listed here are mainly about semi-structured and unstructured interviews used in qualitative research in technology-related areas. If you have any suggestions to other resources I would be happy to hear from you!
Often in our research we need to recruit and collaborate with user. This can be in form of recruiting users to a usability test of a mobile app, interviewing users to understand their problems, observing users in their natural environment, etc. In this page I try to collect resources that discuss various aspects of collaborating with users.