The Information Systems field has long been concerned with the issue of research rigor vs. research relevance. A recent IS World electronic discussion group opened up the subject once again; what follows is a collection of pithy quotes from that discussion, selected from an IS practitioner point of view.
Glass, Robert L.
"Rigor vs. Relevance: A Practitioner's Eye View of an Explosion of IS Opinions,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 6
, Article 2.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol6/iss1/2