Let's be Pragmatic: Research in Information Systems with Relevance and Rigor
Keywords:Pragmatic paradigm, esearch in Information Systems, Mixed methods, Rigor and relevance
Pragmatism can be defined as a doctrine that considers things from a practical point of view. Pragmatism preaches that action and practical relevance should be the key points of scientific research. The pragmatic paradigm has been presented as a paradigmatic alternative of positivism and interpretivism, enabling the solution of inherent problems of dominant paradigms, the positivism and interpretivism. The present article presents, from a bibliographical survey, the pragmatic paradigm, making a comparison with other paradigms, as well as the use of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, from a perspective of practical relevance with methodological rigor.
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