Where used

A line of reasoning similar to the above has been employed by the author to suggest a new ‘shape’ for five major areas of research and practice in information systems: human use of computers, the nature of computers, information systems development, information technology resources, and information technology as a societal environment. In each case the area has been re-interpreted and extant frameworks have been engaged with and critically enriched. This exercise is described and discussed in the author’s work, Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems (Basden 2007).

It has been used within the UK Christian Academic Network in interdisciplinary workshops.

It is being piloted in a one-to-one setting to give hope to seasoned Christian academics who feel trapped in teaching things with which they disagree, and to give direction to new researchers setting out on their research journey. The feedback is that this approach gives hope and direction.

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