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A practical approach to theory structuring and analysis: A way to structure research and perform sub-problem solving in a changing IS landscape

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dc.contributor.author Schwartzel, T.
dc.contributor.author Eloff, M. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T11:56:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T11:56:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Schwartzel T., Eloff M.M., (2012) A practical approach to theory structuring and analysis - A way to structure research and Perform Sub-Problem Solving in a Changing IS Landscape, in Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems, edited by Manuel Mora, Ovsei Gelman, Annette Steenkamp, and Mahesh Raisinghani. Hershey PA: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global). Chapter 14, pp. 271 - 297. ISBN 978-1-4666-0179-6 (hardcover) -- ISBN 978-1-4666-0180-2 (ebook) – ISBN 978-1-4666-0181-9 (print & perpetual access). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4666-0179-
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4666-0180-2
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4666-0181-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/7706
dc.description.abstract A large proportion of students who enrol for postgraduate degrees never finish their studies with non-completion rates yielding 30% for a sample size of 2000 students. A number of empirical studies have been conducted indicating the possible factors for the non-completion rate. This chapter briefly highlights such factors and proposes a possible solution to increase the number of successful studies using relevant philosophies and problem-solving to build insight in determining IS/IT solutions and innovations. A research methodology is suggested to enable data capturing aligned to research objectives and organise sub-problem solving effectively. The process of finding information, determining if it is relevant and then relating it to existing keywords and topics can be facilitated by using a spreadsheet as a data generation method. The outcome may lead to a research proposal and study to investigate the problem identified, search for possible solutions and prove/disprove the validity of the suggested solutions. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Practical Approach en
dc.subject Theory Structuring and Analysis en
dc.subject IS Landscape en
dc.subject Sub-Problem Solving en
dc.title A practical approach to theory structuring and analysis: A way to structure research and perform sub-problem solving in a changing IS landscape en
dc.type Book chapter en


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