A model-driven method for the systematic literature review of qualitative empirical research

Wainwright, David, Oates, Briony and Edwards, Helen (2012) A model-driven method for the systematic literature review of qualitative empirical research. In: Thirty Third International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012): Digital Information in the Service Economy, 16-19 December 2012, Orlando, Florida.

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This paper explores a model-driven method for systematic literature reviews (SLRs), for use where the empirical studies found in the literature search are based on qualitative research. SLRs are an important component of the evidence-based practice (EBP) paradigm, which is receiving increasing attention in information systems (IS) but has not yet been widely-adopted. We illustrate the model-driven approach to SLRs via an example focused on the use of BPMN (Business Process Modelling Notation) in organizations. We discuss in detail the process followed in using the model-driven SLR method, and show how it is based on a hermeneutic cycle of reading and interpreting, in order to develop and refine a model which synthesizes the research findings of previous qualitative studies. This study can serve as an exemplar for other researchers wishing to carry out model-driven SLRs. We conclude with our reflections on the method and some suggestions for further research

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing User: David Wainwright
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2013 10:09
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:35
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12884

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