Trial-Period Technostress : a Conceptual Definition and Mixed-Methods Investigation

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Services  ; Information Systems  ; University of Bamberg  
Author(s): Maier, Christian  ; Laumer, Sven ; Thatcher, Jason Bennett; Wirth, Jakob; Weitzel, Tim  
Title of the Journal: Information systems research : ISR
ISSN: 1526-5536, 1047-7047
Corporate Body: INFORMS
Publisher Information: Maryland, USA : INFORMS
Year of publication: 2022
Volume: 33
Issue: 2
Pages: 489-514
Language(s): English
Mixed-methods studies are increasing in information systems research, as they deliver robust and insightful inferences combining qualitative and quantitative research. However, there is considerable divergence in conducting such studies and reporting their findings. Therefore, we aim (1) to evaluate how mixed-methods studies have developed in information systems research under the existence of heavily used guidelines and (2) to reflect on those observations in terms of potential for future research. During our review, we identified 52 mixed-methods papers and quantitatively elaborated on the adherence to the three core concepts of mixed-methods in terms of purpose, meta-inferences, and validation. Findings discover that only eight adhere to all three of them. We discuss the significance of our results for current and upcoming mixed-methods research and derive specific suggestions for authors. With our study, we contribute to mixed-methods research by showing how to leverage the insights from existing guidelines to strengthen future research and by contributing to the discussion of the legislation associated with research guidelines, in general, presenting the status quo in current literature.
DOI: 10.1287/isre.2021.1047
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 13. June 2022