The Use of Research-Based Information System Development Methods

  • Karin Hedström
  • Emma Eliason
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 66)


This paper discusses how research-based knowledge in the form of an information systems development method (ISDM) is used in practice. The paper outlines a theoretical model for analyzng the uses of these methods as well as research results in general. The data are mainly based on research on a consultant’s use of a specific ISDM The use of ISDMs is discussed in the terms of a number of functions, and the usefulness of these functions is illustrated by empirical data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Hedström
    • 1
  • Emma Eliason
    • 1
  1. 1.ESAÖrebro UniversityÖrebroSweden

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