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dc.contributor.advisorBrooks, Ann K.
dc.contributor.authorGibbs, David L. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-8136-0651 )
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-07T20:30:49Z
dc.date.available2015-05-07T20:30:49Z
dc.date.created2015-05
dc.date.issued2015-04-14
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5513
dc.description.abstractThis study identifies common challenges faced by practitioners while eliciting requirements for information systems. Participants representing both providers and consumers of information systems were interviewed using critical incident technique to collect rich qualitative data for grounded theory analysis. Vignettes from participants describe the challenges they faced as stakeholders on projects in the fields of health information management, insurance, and federal government systems. Grounded theory analysis revealed common challenges in three primary categories: change, communications, and knowledge. The emerging theory proposes elicitation of information systems requirements would benefit from an approach combining constructivism and social constructionism rather than traditional positivist approaches. Constructing requirements, rather than gathering requirements, reduces the risks associated with the common challenges and increases the likelihood of perceived success.
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dc.format.extent179 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectRequirements
dc.subjectQualitative
dc.subjectConstructivism
dc.subjectSocial constructionism
dc.subjectGrounded theory
dc.subject.lcshInformation technolgyen_US
dc.subject.lcshManagement information systemsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNeeds assessmenten_US
dc.titleConstructing requirements: A qualitative study of challenges encountered during requirements elicitation for information systems
txstate.documenttypeDissertation
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCoryell, Joellen E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFurney, Steven R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWang, Tiankai
thesis.degree.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAdult, Professional, and Community Education
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
txstate.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology


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