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Web-based systems design: a study of contemporary practices and an explanatory framework based on “method-in-action”

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dc.contributor.author Lang, Michael
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-21T11:47:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-21T11:47:10Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Lang, M. and Fitzgerald, B. (2007) 'Web-based systems design: a study of contemporary practices and an explanatory framework based on method-in-action', Requirements Engineering Journal, 12(4), pp.203-220. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/95
dc.description peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract This paper reports the findings of a detailed study of Web-based systems design (WBSD) practices in Ireland based on data collected over a 3-year period (2002–2005), the objectives of which were to (1) contribute towards a richer understanding of the current “real-world” context of WBSD by characterising the profile of a typical project (team size, timeframe, nature of requirements, etc.) and identifying the key challenges, constraints, and imperatives (i.e. “mediating factors”) faced by Web-based system designers, and (2) understand how those contextual parameters and mediating factors influence the activity of WBSD as regards the selection and enactment of whatever design practices are therefore engaged (i.e. the use of methods, procedures, etc.). Data was gathered through a survey which yielded 165 usable responses, and later through a series of semi-structured qualitative interviews. Using grounded theory, an explanatory conceptual framework is derived, based on an extension of the “method-in-action” model, the application of which to WBSD has not been previously investigated in depth. It is proposed that this framework of WBSD issues is valuable in a number of ways to educators, researchers, practitioners, and method engineers. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Springer, London en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Requirements Engineering Journal;12(4): pp. 203-220
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00766-007-0052-2
dc.subject web based systems en
dc.subject method in action en
dc.subject grounded theory en
dc.title Web-based systems design: a study of contemporary practices and an explanatory framework based on “method-in-action” en
dc.type Article en
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.identifier.local 08SE2015
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.internal.rssid 1404814
dc.internal.authorcontactother brian.fitzgerald@ul.ie

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