A Model-Driven Method for the Systematic Literature Review of Qualitative Empirical Research

Oates, B.J., Edwards, Helen and Wainwright, D.W. (2012) A Model-Driven Method for the Systematic Literature Review of Qualitative Empirical Research. In: 2012 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS2012), 16 - 19 Dec 2012, Orlando. Florida.

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Abstract

This paper explores a new model-driven method for systematic literature reviews (SLRs), for use where the empirical studies found in the literature search are based on qualitative research. SLRs are an important component of the evidence-based practice (EBP) paradigm, which is receiving increasing attention in information systems (IS) but has not yet been widely-adopted. We illustrate the model-driven approach to SLRs via an example focused on the use of BPMN (Business Process Modelling Notation) in organizations. We discuss in detail the process followed in using the model-driven SLR method, and show how it is based on a hermeneutic cycle of reading and interpreting, in order to develop and
refine a model which synthesizes the research findings of qualitative studies. This study can serve as an exemplar for other researchers wishing to carry out model-driven SLRs. We conclude with our reflections on the method and some suggestions for further research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: systematic literature review, evidence-based practice, qualitative research, BPMN
Subjects: Computing > Information Systems
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Sciences > Department of Computing Engineering and Technology
Depositing User: Helen Edwards
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2012 09:12
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 15:33
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/3183

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