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βίος — bios — human living; livelihood; the physical human life

Piazza for students: helpful tips

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Teaching | 0 comments

Piazza is an online platform that makes asking questions to (and getting answers from) your instructor a lot easier. You can see questions and answers from other students in your class, and you can even answer each others’ questions. It is absolutely free. Different teachers might use it in different ways, but here are a few of its most common and useful features: Question and Answer forum: This is the primary purpose of Piazza. Students ask questions and they can be answered either by the instructor or by other students in the class....

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Creative Commons overview

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Research | 0 comments

From time to time, I need to introduce people to Creative Commons (CC) and how it works, hence this Creative Commons overview. Creative Commons is the organization that designs legal licenses to enable open content (other than open source software) to promote a culture of creative sharing. Simply put, CC creates licenses that work under existing copyright law that authorize free copying and redistribution of copyrighted works, but with some restrictions depending on the copyright holder’s wishes. CC licenses are targeted to copyright...

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Critical Realist Guide to Developing Theory with Systematic Literature Reviews (Okoli 2012)

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Research publications | 0 comments

Okoli, Chitu, A Critical Realist Guide to Developing Theory with Systematic Literature Reviews (December 13, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2115818 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2115818 While there are numerous guides on how to conduct standalone literature reviews, none specifically describes how to develop a review explicitly focused on making a theoretical contribution from a social science perspective. This article adopts a critical realist approach, which attempts to discern the latent theoretical concepts...

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Cities, towns, villages and boroughs on Montreal Island

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in bios | 0 comments

Boroughs of the City of Montreal Ahuntsic-Cartierville Anjou Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Lachine LaSalle Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Le Sud-Ouest L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Montréal-Nord Outremont Pierrefonds-Roxboro Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Saint-Laurent Saint-Léonard Verdun Ville-Marie Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension Cities, Towns and Villages on Montreal Island Baie-D’Urfé (town) Beaconsfield (city) Côte Saint-Luc (city) Dollard-des-Ormeaux (city)...

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Beyond Open Source Software: A Framework, Implications, and Directions for Researching Open Content

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Research publications | 0 comments

Okoli, Chitu and Carillo, Kevin Daniel André, Beyond Open Source Software: A Framework, Implications, and Directions for Researching Open Content (July 5, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1954869 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1954869 The same open source philosophy that has been traditionally applied to software development can be applied to the collaborative creation of non-software information products, such as books, music and video. Such products are generically referred to as open content. Due largely to the success...

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Beyond open source software: framework and implications for open content research

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Research publications | 0 comments

Okoli, Chitu and Kevin Carillo (2013). Beyond open source software: framework and implications for open content research. Proceedings of the 21st European Conference for Information Systems. Utrecht, Netherlands. June 5-8, 2013. The same open source philosophy that has been traditionally applied to software development can be applied to the collaborative creation of non-software information products, such as books, music and video. Such products are generically referred to as open content. Due largely to the success of large projects such as...

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The Delphi method as a research tool: an example, design considerations and applications

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Research publications | 0 comments

Okoli, Chitu, and Suzanne D. Pawlowski. 2004. The Delphi method as a research tool: an example, design considerations and applications. Information & Management 42, no. 1 (December): 15-29. doi:10.1016/j.im.2003.11.002. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VD0-4C1FF3W-1/1/1c33543b57b9a28f9c3ef287298aa9d8. The Delphi method has proven a popular tool in information systems research for identifying and prioritizing issues for managerial decision-making. However, many past studies have not adopted a systematic approach to conduct a...

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Wolfswinkel, Furtmueller and Wilderom 2013: Using grounded theory as a method for rigorously reviewing literature

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Research summaries | 0 comments

Wolfswinkel, Joost F, Elfi Furtmueller and Celeste P M Wilderom. 2013. Using grounded theory as a method for rigorously reviewing literature. European Journal of Information Systems (2013) 22, 45–55. doi:10.1057/ejis.2011.51; published online 29 November 2011.   Rationale: This paper is part of the recent cottage industry of literature review guides in information systems research. (I don't use "cottage industry" disparagingly—I myself am very much involved in this stream or research). Objectives: Wolfswinkel et...

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Tsang and Ellsaesser 2011: How Contrastive Explanation Facilitates Theory Building

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Research summaries | 0 comments

Tsang, Eric W. K. and Florian Ellsaesser. 2011. How Contrastive Explanation Facilitates Theory Building. Academy of Management Review 36, 2, 404–419.   Rationale and background: This paper is in response to the Academy of Management Review call for papers on new kinds of organizational theorizing. It appears in the special issue section called the “Forum for New Theory Development” in issue 2011 36:2. Here Tsang and Ellsaesser present the theory of contrastive explanation as a tool to refine theory development....

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Shepherd and Sutcliffe 2011: Inductive Top-Down Theorizing

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Research summaries | 0 comments

Shepherd, Dean A. and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe. 2011. Inductive Top-Down Theorizing: A Source of New Theories of Organization. Academy of Management Review 36, 2, 361–380.   Rationale and background: This paper is in response to the Academy of Management Review call for papers on new kinds of organizational theorizing. It appears in the special issue section called the “Forum for New Theory Development” in issue 2011 36:2. More specifically, there has been many calls for researchers to combine deductive approaches (going...

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