A model-driven method for the systematic literature review of qualitative empirical research

David Wainwright, Briony Oates, Helen Edwards

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Abstract

This paper explores a model-driven method for systematic literature reviews (SLRs), for use where the empirical studies found in the literature search are based on qualitative research. SLRs are an important component of the evidence-based practice (EBP) paradigm, which is receiving increasing attention in information systems (IS) but has not yet been widely-adopted. We illustrate the model-driven approach to SLRs via an example focused on the use of BPMN (Business Process Modelling Notation) in organizations. We discuss in detail the process followed in using the model-driven SLR method, and show how it is based on a hermeneutic cycle of reading and interpreting, in order to develop and refine a model which synthesizes the research findings of previous qualitative studies. This study can serve as an exemplar for other researchers wishing to carry out model-driven SLRs. We conclude with our reflections on the method and some suggestions for further research
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2012
EventThirty Third International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012): Digital Information in the Service Economy - Orlando, Florida
Duration: 16 Dec 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceThirty Third International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012): Digital Information in the Service Economy
Period16/12/12 → …

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