Theory : An informatics perspective

Craig McDonald

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    Abstract

    This chapter explores the concept of theory from an informatics perspective. That is, it frames a theory as a conceptual pattern, an information construct or ontology, and theory building as a process that creates uses and modifies a pattern. An agenda for information systems as a discipline for explicit pattern management is proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Systems Foundations: Theory Building in Information Systems
    Editors Hart, Gregor
    Place of PublicationANU
    PublisherANU epress
    Pages253-262
    Number of pages10
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781921862939
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    McDonald, C. (2012). Theory : An informatics perspective. In Hart, & Gregor (Eds.), Information Systems Foundations: Theory Building in Information Systems (1 ed., pp. 253-262). ANU: ANU epress. https://doi.org/10.22459/ISF.10.2012