Thursday, 5 May 2011

Interpretive and participative research methods workshop

Information Systems, Organisations and Society (ISOS) Research Group,  in collaboration with the UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS), is organising a research event which might interest you. It focuses on the “Use of interpretive and participative research methods”. This might be useful to those starting their research, and also to those interested in exploring different research methodologies. It is also a great opportunity to meet researchers across the institution and network.

Please find more information about the event and the speakers below. You can book a free place here:


The How & Why do we use interpretive and participative research methods?

Wednesday 1st June 2011, 1pm – 4:30pm, at the University of Salford
Speakers are Geoff Walsham and Gerald Midgley:

Doing Interpretive research – Why & How?

Geoff Walsham is an Emeritus Professor of Management Studies (Information Systems) at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. In addition to his post at Cambridge, he has held academic posts at the University of Lancaster, UK where he was Professor of Information Management; the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and Mindanao State University in the Philippines. His teaching and research is focused on the question: are we making a better world with information and communication technologies? He was one the early pioneers of interpretive approaches to research on information systems. For further details, go to

Evaluating participative and systemic methods

Gerald Midgley is Professor of Systems Thinking at the University of Hull, UK. He also holds Adjunct Professorships at the University of Queensland, Australia; the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. From 2003-2010, he was a Senior Science Leader at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (New Zealand), and from 1997-2003 he was Director of the Centre for Systems Studies in the Business School at the University of Hull. He has had over 300 papers on systems thinking and stakeholder engagement published in international journals, edited books and practitioner magazines, and has been involved in a wide variety of public sector, community development, technology foresight and resource management research projects. For more information please visit
For further information, please contact  Dr Aleksej Heinze: 

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