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sociological approach to the design of information systems

Donald Francis Swift

sociological approach to the design of information systems

by Donald Francis Swift

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Published by Open University P .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Donald Francis Swift, V.A. Winn and D.A. Bramer.
ContributionsWinn, V. A., Bramer, D. A.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20832166M

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. An important part of the information systems field is concerned with behavioral issues that arise in the development and long-term maintenance of information systems. Issues such as strategic business integration, design, implementation, utilization, and management cannot be explored usefully with the models used in the technical approach.

The basic concepts of sociology revolve around the patterns of human behavior that sociology looks to study: society and culture, ways in which individuals and groups interact and the factors which influence an individual's role in society. The paradigms of sociology, including functionalist, conflict, symbolic interactionist, exchange and. information systems construction as supplementary knowledge. In presenting its contents, the textbook clearly distinguishes the two different systems development strategies. (2) Emphasizing the systems acquisition tools instead of the system construction tools Many tools for information systems analysis and design have been invented during.

Book Description: The founders of sociology in the United States wanted to make a difference. A central aim of the sociologists of the Chicago school was to use sociological knowledge to achieve social reform. A related aim of sociologists like Jane Addams, W.E.B. DuBois, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett and others since was to use sociological knowledge to understand and . Lastly, it seems that if sociology and Information Systems sometimes diverge in the way they study sociotechnical systems, they converge gradually in their conceptualization of the IT artifact.


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This knowledge is distinguished as the fifth of five types of theory: (i) theory for analysing and describing, (ii) theory for understanding, (iii) theory for predicting.

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