[Air-L] Quantitative research in information systems

Bernhard Rieder lists at procspace.net
Wed Mar 4 08:29:01 PST 2009


It might be helpful if you were a little more specfic, if you look at 
the ACM library and arXiv, mathematical approaches to IS have been 
abundant in recent years. The question is what you mean by 
"quantitative" - looking at the world through mathematical lenses makes 
up a very heterogeneous field indeed and there are methods that are very 
different in scope, direction and applicability. Do you want to study 
users or properties of information systems? Demographics or use 
patterns? Static snapshots or evolutionary dynamics? In every case you 
can find hundreds of papers online.

If you are interested in approaches based in network science I would 
recommend "The Structure and Dynamics of Networks" by Newman, Barabais 
and Watts, a collection of seminal papers and empirical applications 
(not limited to IT tough). A recent paper by Prieur et at. 
(http://arxiv.org/abs/0802.2317) is, in my view, a great example of 
exceedingly well done quantitative work.


Bernhard Rieder
Laboratoire Paragraphe
Université de Paris 8

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bernhard.rieder at univ-paris8.fr

Hakikur Rahman wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> I am looking for in-depth research papers and case studies on 
> quantitative research in information systems and technologies. It would 
> be great to have them for a research work.  Thanking you in advance.
> Best regards,
> Hakik
> Hakikur Rahman
> Post-Doc researcher
> University of Minho.
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