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Research Philosopy and Methodologies of e‑Government : Update From ECEG and ICEG  pp189-198

Muhammad Yusuf, Carl Adams, Kate Dingley

© Dec 2014 Volume 12 Issue 2, ECEG 2014, Editor: Frank Banister, pp95 - 207

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Abstract: The aim of this paper is to identify research philosophy, methodologies and methods used in E‑Government studies. The E‑Government domain is interdisciplinary and consequently is likely to draw upon various research methodologies. It is importan t to identify methodologies used by researchers and practitioners from around the world because of the many lessons can be learnt from other researchers and practitioners and their methodologies.This paper attempts to examine all of research paper abstrac ts from the European Conference on E‑Government (ECEG) Proceedings from 2007 to 2012 and International Conference on E‑Government (ICEG) Proceedings from 2007 to 2010. This enables us to identify and classify a range of research methods and approaches used within the E‑Government domain. Furthermore, the results can be categorised into research paradigm, research approach, research methodologies, research methods and way to conclusion. This paper uses graphics to represent the different methodologies and methods used as well as graphics of the top ten methodologies and methods. Comparison and evaluation of the results are made with previous works such as Heeks and Bailure (2007), Pedro and Bolivar (2010), also Bannister and Connoly (2010) and ot hers. The results show the top ten methodologies in ECEG from 2007 to 2012 are (1) Case Study, (2) Not Clear Stated, (3) Survey, (4) Literature Review, (5) Questionnaire, (6) Empirical Approach, (7) Interview, (8) Quantitative and Qualitat ive, (9) Qualitative, (10) Statistical. Moreover, Top ten methodologies on ICEG from 2007 to 2010 are (1) Case Study, (2) Not Clear Stated, (3) Survey, (4) Questionnaire, (5) Interview, (6) Empirical Approach, (7) Quantitative Empirical, (8) Qualitative, (9) Extensive Review of Literature Review, (10) Qualitative and Quantitative. This examination of results shows that E‑Government has a large variety of research philosophies, research methodologies and research methods from the ex treme continuum positivist and social constructivist, pure qualitative, pure quantitative to m


Keywords: Keywords: e-Government, ICEG, ECEG, research philosophy, research paradigm, research approach, research methodologies, research methods, way to conclusion


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