8 episodes

Professors Nick Berente from the University of Notre Dame and Jan Recker from the University of Cologne talk about current and persistent topics in information systems research, a field that explores how digital technologies change business and society.

You can find papers and other materials we discuss in each episode at http://www.janrecker.com/this-is-research-podcast/.

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Professors Nick Berente from the University of Notre Dame and Jan Recker from the University of Cologne talk about current and persistent topics in information systems research, a field that explores how digital technologies change business and society.

You can find papers and other materials we discuss in each episode at http://www.janrecker.com/this-is-research-podcast/.

    Careers on the line

    Careers on the line

    Jan and Nick are still processing what they learned from Brian and Wil. Both gave advice to young researchers, but Jan and Nick are not sure they agree, so they end up constructing their own advice for how to build a career in information systems research.

    As usual, more information and readings relevant to this episode can be found at http://www.janrecker.com/this-is-research-podcast/careers-on-the-line-28-april-2021/.

    • 50 min
    Who is reviewing the reviewers?

    Who is reviewing the reviewers?

    Jan is annoyed. He received reviews and of course they were critical of his work. But what makes a good review? When do reviews stop being helpful? And do we need a new reviewing culture? Nick and Jan suggest we do.

    As usual, the readings we refer to are listed on http://www.janrecker.com/this-is-research-podcast/.

    • 48 min
    When sociologists meet computer scientists

    When sociologists meet computer scientists

    Information systems is a discipline nestled between the organizational sciences and the computer sciences. How do these different fields view each other? We ask Brian Pentland and Wil van der Aalst. Both work on the same topic - processes and routines - but in different communities. We explore whether these communities are coming together and what advice young researchers receive in the different fields.

    As usual, the readings we refer to are listed on http://www.janrecker.com/this-is-research-podcast/.

    • 55 min
    Method-ism

    Method-ism

    What are the big methodological movements at the moment that potentially shape the future of IS research? What are the most popular methods IS researchers use? How do we do research in the golden age of digital trace data?

    As usual, the readings we refer to are listed on http://www.janrecker.com/this-is-research-podcast/.

    • 58 min
    Learning from Brad Greenwood about Econometrics of IS

    Learning from Brad Greenwood about Econometrics of IS

    What do econometricians do? Do they really care more about statistics than explanations? Nick and Jan ask Brad Greenwood from George Mason University and try to reconcile their views of what good research is.

    As usual, the papers we discuss in this episode at listed at http://www.janrecker.com/this-is-research-podcast/.

    • 56 min
    Is all technology digital?

    Is all technology digital?

    Is there a difference between digital technologies and regular IT? Are we in a new wave of technology that changes our society and business, or is it all just the same technology and we've been here before? Do we need to develop new theories about technology and organizing or do our old assumptions still hold? Nick and Jan explore these possibilities and try to reach a shared conclusion.

    You can find the papers we discuss in this episode at http://www.janrecker.com/this-is-research-podcast/.

    • 44 min

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It is pretty cool these guys are doing this. I appreciate them giving it a go.

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