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Information systems development as emergent socio-technical change: A practice approach by Luis F. Luna-reyes, Jing Zhang, Anthony M. Many information systems development ISD initiatives fail to deliver the expected benefits. An important percentage of these are the result of social and organizational factors, not simply technical failures.
This paper explores the dynamics of these social and organizational factors to better und This paper explores the dynamics of these social and organizational factors to better understand the causes of success and failure. Based on data from a detailed case analysis of an ISD project, the paper depicts the ISD process as an emergent and dynamic one, characterized by continuous local adaptations.
The paper ends with a proposal of a feedback-rich framework, based on a practice view of socio-technical change that offers theoretical insights and practical heuristics to system developers and project managers.
Developing sustainable models of rural health care: Globally, small rural communities frequently are demographically similar to their neighbours and are consistently found to have a number of problems linked to the international phenomenon of rural decline and urban drift.
For example, it is widely noted that rural populations have poor health status For example, it is widely noted that rural populations have poor health status and aging populations. In Australia, multiple state and national policies and programs have been instigated to redress this situation.
Yet few rural residents would agree that their town is the same as an apparently similar sized one nearby or across the country. This article reports a project that investigated the way government policies, health and community services, population characteristics and local peculiarities combined for residents in two small rural towns in New South Wales.
Interviews and focus groups with policy makers, health and community service workers and community members identified the felt, expressed, normative and comparative needs of residents in the case-study towns. Key findings include substantial variation in service provision between towns because of historical funding allocations, workforce composition, natural disasters and distance from the nearest regional centre.
Health and community services were more likely to be provided because of available funding, rather than identified community needs.
While some services, such as mental illness intervention and GPs, are clearly in demand in rural areas, in these examples, more health services were not needed.
Rather, flexibility in the services provided and work practices, role diversity for health and community workers and community profiling would be more effective to.Each qualitative research approach or design has its own terms for methods of data analysis: Ethnography—uses modified thematic analysis and life histories.
Case study—uses description, categorical aggregation, or direct interpretation. And Robert Stake also differentiates three: The intrinsic case study, instrumental case study and collective case study (Stake, ).
Links/References: Robert E. Stake, The Art of Case Study Research. The art of case study research. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Robert E.
Stake Date Publisher Sage Pub place London, Thousand Oaks, Calif ISBN , X ISBN , ,,, Case study is often defined in different ways, reflecting evolving practice.
What is important then is to define the concept for yourself, and explain to your audience how you are using the term. Some definitions A research approach in which one or few instances of a phenomenon are studied in depth. Stake, R. (). The art of case study research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
When I first read through the storytelling section of this chapter, I thought Stake was implying that case study research is not storytelling. The The Art Of Case Study Research is an adequate introduction to Robert Stake's approach to case study research, and is a well-respected and seminal text in the field.
Case study researchers should at least be familiar with Robert Stake and this benjaminpohle.coms: 1.