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SPECIAL ISSUE cfp Qualitative Research in the Sociotechnology Domain


SUBMISSION DUE DATE: 30th April 2012

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Qualitative Research in the Sociotechnology Domain

International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development

Guest Editor: M. Gordon Hunter

The goal of this special issue is provide a venue for the detailed analysis and discussion on sociotechnical philosophy and practices which underpin successful organizational change.


This special issue will highlight current qualitative investigations in Sociotechnology. The main emphasis of qualitative researchers is the personnel involved in organizations. So, qualitative researchers attempt to make sense of, or interpret, phenomena in terms of their meanings attributed by individuals.  They must work closely with research participants.  Thus, those involved with the qualitative researcher are not considered subjects, but are more likely considered partners or fellow research participants, involved in the investigation of a research question.  This special issue will provide a forum to discuss the link between the aspects of social and technology from a qualitative perspective.


Topics to be discussed in this special issue may include (but are not limited to) the following qualitative research methods:

  • Action Research
  • Case Study
  • Ethnography
  • Grounded Theory
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Submissions involving other novel qualitative research methods employing primary and/or secondary data are also encouraged


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Qualitative Research in the Sociotechnology Domain on or before [30th April 2012]. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/development/author_info/guidelines submission.pdfAll submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

ABOUT International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development IJSKD:

The overall mission of the International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD) is to provide a practical and comprehensive forum for exchanging research ideas and down-to-earth practices which bridge the social and technical gap within organizations and society at large. At the same time it will provide a forum for considering the ethical issues linked to organizational change and development. It will encourage interdisciplinary texts that discuss current practices as well as demonstrating how the advances of - and changes within - technology affect the growth of society (and vice versa). The aim of the journal is to bring together the expertise of people who have worked practically in a changing society across the world for people in the field of organizational development and technology studies including information systems development and implementation.

This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Elayne Coakes
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

All submissions should be directed to the attention of:
M. Gordon Hunter
Guest Editor
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development

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