Meeting in the middle: bridging the practice research divide from both sides

Show simple item record Nagle, Tadhg Sammon, David Doyle, Cathal 2017-12-12T15:31:56Z 2017-12-12T15:31:56Z 2016-06
dc.identifier.citation Nagle, T., Sammon, D., and Doyle, C. (2016) 'Meeting in the middle: Bridging the practice research divide from both sides', ECIS 2016: Twenty-Fourth European Conference on Information Systems, Istanbul, Turkey,12-15 June, AISeL Research Papers, 158 (133pp). en
dc.identifier.startpage 158-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 158-13 en
dc.description.abstract The need for IS research to be more impactful and interesting has long been debated with fruitful discussions but disappointing results in narrowing the significant divide between IS Practice and IS Re-search. While a number of solutions have been explored, the concept of the Practitioner Researcher has only recently gained traction in the domain. With the objective of providing pragmatic guidance into bridging the divide, this research explores the concept of a Practitioner Researcher, from both the academic and practitioner side of the divide. In doing so, an exploratory case study was implemented and included a 24 month journey for 18 practitioners and their 2 academic mentors in becoming Practitioner Researchers. Key outputs from the study include an explicit description of the bridging actions for both the academics and practitioners as well as the shared understanding that is vital in crossing the practice research divide. In addition, it was found that Design Research provided an excellent platform to build a shared understanding between the academic mentors and practitioners in the study. Moreover, the importance of this shared understanding is detailed, as without it the ability to become a Practitioner Researcher is severely limited. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) en
dc.relation.ispartof ECIS 2016: Twenty-Fourth European Conference on Information Systems
dc.rights © 2016, the authors. en
dc.subject Practitioner researcher en
dc.subject Design Science Research en
dc.subject Bridging actions en
dc.subject Shared understanding en
dc.subject IS Research en
dc.subject IS practice en
dc.subject Information Systems en
dc.title Meeting in the middle: bridging the practice research divide from both sides en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Tadhg Nagle, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en 2017-12-12T15:11:23Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle ECIS 2016 Proceedings, AISeL Research Papers en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Istanbul, Turkey en
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