Foundations of Informing Science: 1999-2008 (Gill & Cohen)

Foundations of  Informing Science:  1999-2008 (Gill & Cohen)
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Foundations of Informing Science: 1999-2008
Grandon Gill & Eli Cohen, eds

 

  • Paperback: 808 pages
  • Publisher: Informing Science (May 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193288615X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932886153
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 2 inches

Table of Contents

 

PART I..... OVERVIEW

Chapter 1   Introduction to the Foundations of Informing Science
T. Grandon Gill and Eli Cohen......................................... 1

Chapter 2   Reconceptualizing Information Systems as a Field of the Discipline Informing Science:
From Ugly Duckling to Swan

Eli Cohen................................................................................... 7

Chapter 3   Informing Science at a Crossroads:
The Role of the Client

T. Grandon Gill and Anol Bhattacherje.......................... 21

 

 PART II... ELEMENTS OF INFORMING SCIENCE

Chapter 4   Informing Systems for Operations: A Teleological View
Zbigniew J. Gackowski ........................................................ 57

Chapter 5   Expanding the Concept of Usability
Alex Koohang ......................................................................... 113

Chapter 6   Information and Informing Science
Karl T. Knox ........................................................................... 135

Chapter 7   Task Complexity and Informing Science: A Synthesis
T. Grandon Gill and Richard C. Hicks............................ 159

Chapter 8   Utility and Informing
T. Grandon Gill ..................................................................... 197

Chapter 9   Informing Resonance: Beyond Rigor and Relevance
T. Grandon Gill....................................................................... 239

 

 

PART III   PERSPECTIVES ON INFORMING SCIENCE

 

Chapter 10 Informing for Operations: The First Principia
Zbigniew J. Gackowski ........................................................ 287

Chapter 11  Informing Processes, Risks,  Evaluation of the Risk of Misinforming
Dimitar Christozov, Stefanka Chukova & Plamen Mateev......................................................................... 323

Chapter 12 The Rugged Fitness Landscape and Informing Science Research
T. Grandon Gill ..................................................................... 357

Chapter 13 Use and Redesign of Informing Systems:  Lessons to Learn from Philosophizing and Practicing
Hans-Erik Nissen .................................................................. 411

Chapter 14 Inquiry into Informing Systems:  Critical Systemic Thinking in Practice
Peter M. Bednar and Christine Welch.............................. 459

 

PART IV.. APPLICATIONS OF INFORMING SYSTEMS

Chapter 15 An Information System for a Bauxite Mine
J.E. Everett ............................................................................... 503

Chapter 16 Information Politics and Information Culture:  A Case Study
Bob Travica .............................................................................. 521

Chapter 17 Informing Citizens in a Highly Restrictive Environment Using Low-Budget Multimedia Communications: A Serbian Case Study
Aleksandar Spasic and Miloje Nesic ................................ 577

Chapter 18 Cyberdating: (Dis)information and(Dis)trust in Online Interaction
Xin-An Lu and Hong Wang .............................................. 619

Chapter 19 Web ACE – A Study in Reciprocal Informing
Iwona Miliszewska and Grace Tan .................................. 643

Chapter 20 The Role of Informing Science in Establishing Research Context:
An Integrated Model of Collaborative Knowledge Building Process

Gurparkash Singh, Louise Hawkins, & Greg Whymark ....................................................................... 661

 

PART V.... NEW DIRECTIONS FOR INFORMING SCIENCE RESEARCH

Chapter 21 The Poverty of Empiricism
Jens Mende .............................................................................. 709

Chapter 22 Routine versus Non-routine Informing: Reflections on What I Have Learned
T. Grandon Gill ..................................................................... 739

Chapter 23 A Philosophy of Informing Science
Eli Cohen................................................................................... 767

 

INDEX    

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