Causal framework through retroduction and retrodiction

Show simple item record McAvoy, John Butler, Tom 2019-01-28T13:37:19Z 2019-01-28T13:37:19Z 2017-06
dc.identifier.citation McAvoy, J. and Butler, T. (2017) 'Causal framework through retroduction and retrodiction', Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017), Guimarães, Portugal, 5-10 June, pp. 1314-1326. Available at: (Accessed 28 January 2019) en
dc.identifier.startpage 1314 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1326 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-989-207655
dc.description.abstract While the discussion in the IS research community has moved from describing critical realism as simply a compromise philosophy between positivists and interpretivists to its acceptance in its own right, it is still lacking in a choice of methods or processes for the IS researcher to utilise. This paper presents a proposed method that can be used by IS researchers following the critical realist paradigm. The suitability of a critical realist approach to IS research is discussed, and the importance of the combined ontological and epistemological elements described. The relevance of the search for causal mechanisms is shown and the benefits of the processes of retroduction and retrodiction in this search. A ‘causal framework’ is proposed as an artefact in the IS critical researcher’s “toolkit” and an example provided to show how it can be used. A three step process is described which uses causal frameworks the guide the analysis. en
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dc.publisher Association for Information Systems en
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dc.subject Critical realism en
dc.subject Retroduction en
dc.subject Retrodiction en
dc.subject Causal framework en
dc.title Causal framework through retroduction and retrodiction en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother John Mcavoy, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Guimarães, Portugal en
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