Master course 

On this page I will describe a proposal for a master course contributing to the project. It is based on a such course that will be given at University West in the beginning of 2016. 

The teaching is done in integrated lectures and seminars according to the schedule below. Note: There are recommended literature for the lectures but you are not expected to read all of them. Its far too much! The numbers corresponds to the numbers in the list after the description of the lectures  All the texts are possible to download. You also find valuable informationin the AIS wiki of IS research theories. This page is used in the examination so if you use it in the preparation of the lectures it is an advantage. 

Lectures

Below you find a suggestion for 17 lectures dealing with various theories within information systems. 

  1. Introduction, Historical background. Litt: 8, 47, 48
  2. Introduction, Historical background. Litt: 8, 47, 48
  3. General systems theory. Litt: 3, 4, 49. Library of Principia Cybernetica
  4. General systems theory. Litt: 3, 4, 49. Library of Principia Cybernetica
  5. The Scandinavian School. Litt: 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 22, 35, 40, 41, 45
  6. The Scandinavian School. Litt: 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 22, 35, 40, 41, 45
  7. Scandinavian perspectives on information systems. Litt: 1, 33, 24, 45
  8. Other perspectives on IS. Litt: 10, 29, 30, 36, 38, 48
  9. Other perspectives on IS. Litt: 10, 29, 30, 36, 38, 48
  10. The new Informatics. Dahlbohm, B: The New Informatics, SJIS 1996. Download
  11. Development of technique, change in society. 
    1. Marx, L. (2010) Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept. Technology and Culture51.3 (Jul 2010): 561-577. Download
    2. Ensmenger, N. (2012) The Digital Construction of Technology: Rethinking the History of Computers in Society. Technology and Culture53.4 (Oct 2012): 753-776. Download
  12. Changes of domains within IS.  
    1. M. Chiasson, M., Henfridsson, O., Karsten, H.  & DeGross, J.,I. (eds.): Researching the Future in Information Systems, Springer, Heidelberg Download
    2. Sven A Carlsson: Critical Realist Information Systems Research In Action, in M. Chiasson, M., Henfridsson, O., Karsten, H.  & DeGross, J.I. (eds.): Researching the Future in Information Systems, Springer, Heidelberg, 269-284. Download
  13. Design, design science, design theory etc. (ES) 
    1. Fallman, D. & Stolterman, E. (2011). Establishing criteria of rigour and relevance in interaction design research. In Digital Creativity, Vol. 21, Issue 4. Pp 265-272, Download
    2. Lars-Erik Janlert and Erik Stolterman. 2010. Complex interaction. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 17, 2, Article 8 (May 2010), 32 pages. DOI=10.1145/1746259.1746262. Download
    3. Stolterman, E. & Wiberg, M. (2010). Concept-Driven Interaction Design Research. Human–Computer Interaction, 25(2), 95-118. doi:10.1080/07370020903586696. Download
  14. Actor-Network Theory, Activity theory, Structuration theory. 
    1. Latour B: On actor-network theory. A few clarifications plus more than a few complications, Philosophia, Vol. 25 N° 3 et 4, pp.47-64, Download
    2. Akkerman, S. F. & Bakker, A. (2011) ”Boundary Crossing and Boundary Objects” Review of Educational Research, June, 81, (2), 132 – 169. Download
    3. Engeström, Y. (1987). Learning by expanding. An Activity-theoretical Approach to Development Research. Helsinki,, Orienta-Konsultit. Download
  15. Socio materiality. 
    1. Engeström, Y. (1987). Learning by expanding. An Activity-theoretical Approach to Development Research. Helsinki, Orienta-Konsultit. Download
    2. Alternative textEngeström, Y., R. Engeström and M. Kärkkäinen (1995). " Polytextuality and Boundary Crossing in expert cognition: learning and problem solving in complex work activities. ." Learning and Instruction Vol 5 319-336. (You have to fetch it from the library, Science direct)
    3. Lave, J. and E. Wenger (1991). Situated learning : legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. (Book can’t be found any more. Here is something related.)
  16. Gender theories
    1. Armstrong, Deborah; Nelms, Jasone E; Riemenschneider, Cynthia; Reid, Margaret: REVISITING THE BARRIERS FACING WOMEN IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS in The Journal of Computer Information Systems, (Winter 2012): 65-74. Download 
    2. Gender Differences in the Determinants of Sharing Information via Mobile Phones
    3. Liu, Chung-Chu. Journal of International Technology and Information Management (2010): 61-II. Download
    4. Techno Feminism, by Judy Wajcman (2004). Download
    5. Gender and information systems, by Adam, Alison, Howcroft, Debra, Richardson, Helen, ebook ISBN: 9781845446666, Download
  17. External views on the Scandinavian approach to IS
    1. Duane Truex, Jonny Holmström, Mark Kei: Theorizing in information systems research: A reflexive analysis of the adaptation of theory in information systems research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems Vol. 7 No. 12, pp. 797-821/December 2006,  Download
    2. Judith Gregory: Scandinavian Approaches to Participatory Design, Int. J. Engng Ed. Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 62±74, 2003, Download


Literature corresponding to the numbers above:

  1. Bansler: Systems development in Scandinavia – Three theoretical schools
  2. Berger, Luckmann: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY
  3. Bertalnffy:  The History and Status of General Systems Theory
  4. Kenneth Boulding: General systems theory: The skeleton of science
  5. Susanne Bødker: Creating conditions for participation - conflicts and resources in systems design
  6. Susanne Bødker, Pelle Ehn, Dan Sjögren & Yngve Sundblad: Co-operative Design — perspectives on 20 years with ‘the Scandinavian IT Design Model’
  7. Morten Kyng, Lars Mathiassen: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE UNION ACTIVITIES (DUE)
  8. Søren Duus Östergaard: Early computing in Denmark
  9. Sandberg: Enriching production – Perspectives on Volvo’s Uddevalla plant as an alternative to lean production
  10. Christiane Floyd m fl: Out of Scandinavia: Alternative approaches to software design and systems development
  11. Greenbaum & Mathiasen: Zen and the art of teaching systems development
  12. Greenbaum: Labor is More Than Work: Using labor analysis to study use situations and jobs
  13. Kraft & Bansler: THE COLLECTIVE RESOURCE APPROACH: THE SCANDINAVIAN EXPERIENCE
  14. Kyng M: COLLECTIVE RESOURCES MEETS PURITANISM
  15. Bansler & Kraft: PRIVILEGE AND INVISIBILITY IN THE NEW WORK ORDER: A REPLY TO KYNG
  16. Lundin Per: Designing Democracy: The UTOPIA-project
  17. Intervju med Gunhild Agnér Sigbo
  18. Greenbaum m fl: The Limits of PO? Contingent Jobs and Work Reorganization
  19. Bødker, Ehn m fl: Computer support for Cooperastive Design
  20. Bacon & Fitzgerald: A Systemic Framework for the Field of Information Systems
  21. Greenbaum: A Design of One's Own: Towards Participatory Design in the United States
  22. Bødker & Greenbaum: A Feeling for Systems Development Work - Design of the ROSA Project
  23. Hirschheim & Klein: Realizing Emancipatory Principles in Information Systems Development: The Case for ETHICS
  24. http://iris.cs.aau.dk/tl_files/volumes/volume10/no1/OCR04_Iivari_p137-186.pdf
  25. Lars Ilshammar: When Computers Became Dangerous The Swedish Computer Discourse of the 1960s
  26. Ilshammar: Trade Union Computing: A Success Story
  27. Morten Kyngs avhandling
  28. Lyytinen: NEW CHALLENGES OF SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT : A VISION OF THE 90’ S
  29. Lyytinen: Different Perspectives on Information Systems: Problems and Solutions
  30. Dahlbom & Mathiasen: Systems Development Philosophy
  31. Ehn: Neither Bauhäusler nor Nerd educating the interaction designer
  32. BINDER M FL: What is the Object of Design?
  33. Nurminen: e-Man and His e-Mancipation
  34. Björgvinsson m fl: Participatory design and “democratizing innovation”
  35. Kyng: Making Representations Work
  36. Fitzgerald: AN EMPIRICALLY-GROUNDED FRAMEWORK FOR THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
  37. Ehn: PLAYING THE LANGUAGE-GAMES OF DESIGN AND USE
  38. Spinuzzi: A Scandinavian Challenge, a US Response: Methodological Assumptions in Scandinavian and US Prototyping Approaches
  39. Greenbaum: Back to Labor: Returningto labor process discussions in the study of work
  40. Sandberg: Socio-Technical design, trade unions strategies and action research
  41. Sandberg: Trade Union-Orientated Research for Democratization of Planning in Work Life — Problems and Potentials
  42. Maertin Emanuel: Slutrapport: Datorn i grundskolan, gymnasieskolan och i folkbildningen
  43. Lindgren & Peralta: Slutrapport: IT i universitet och högskolor
  44. Sundblad. UTOPIA ! Participatory Design from Scandinavia to the World
  45. Bjerknes & Bratteteig: User Participation and Democracy. A Discussion of Scandinavian Research on System Development
  46. Lundin: Designing Democracy: The UTOPIA-project and the Role of Labour Movement in Technological Change, 1981—1986
  47. Some texts from the Manchester colloquium 
  48. Flensburg, P. and M. Milrad (2003). On the Scandinavian Approach in the Network Economy – Some Reflections on the Importance of Content and Context. 26th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Haikko Manor, Finalnd, August 9-12 2003.
  49. Bertalanffy: The meaning of general systems theory


Examination

The examination is done in the following way:

  • Each student is given 4 articles provided by the teachers. These articles are chosen from the IRIS proceedings or SJIS or SCIS from four different time intervals.
  • The student shall describe the scientific background of each article according to a given template, according to the presentation in the introduction. Theories should, if possible be chosen from the AIS wiki of IS research theories
  • In an examination seminar the results are discussed between the students and teachers.
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