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Making a Theoretical Contribution in Information Systems

Presented by Shirley Gregor, Australian National University

Date: 10 February 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Venue: Springfield - B210, or via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact Michelle Williams or Jeffrey Soar.
Booking: Please register via HR UConnect.
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Shirley Gregor is a Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and the philosophy of science and technology. Professor Gregor spent a number of years in the computing industry in Australia and the United Kingdom before beginning an academic career. She obtained her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Queensland in 1996. Her research has appeared in outlets including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems and Decision Support Systems. She was a Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly 2008-2010 and was Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Association of Information Systems from September, 2010 to September, 2013.

Please feel free to join Professor Gregor’s public lecture to learn more about how a pragmatic perspective on theory recognizes that theory can take different forms dependent on the theory’s purpose and how it is to be used. A Theory Contribution Canvas is presented as a graphical aid to researchers to assist them in demonstrating the importance of their individual efforts to ongoing and overarching theory development when preparing articles for publication.