Following the successful Meta-Research in Information Systems track at AMCIS 2018 and 2019, in terms of submissions and participant feedback, we propose to continue the track as a primary outlet for publication of innovative articles in this area. Meta-research (research on research) is a reflection among Information Systems (IS) scholars on issues surrounding the production of IS research. As such, it is a valuable venue for scholarly discussion within IS. It includes topics like the structure and development of the field, the core and boundaries of the field, field legitimacy, scholar/department/journal/country ranking methods, discussions of research culture and practices, methods for evaluating scholarship, literature reviews, IS methods guideline reviews, as well as novel methods, theories, and debate. The overall goal of the track is to showcase unique leading edge empirical, theoretical commentary that comprises what we call meta-research. A proper venue for reflexive work has been lacking within the structure of usual tracks at AMCIS. This kind of overview allows the discipline to assess and choose core premises. It is especially important because of the diversity of topic domains that fit into the overall IS scope, which is essentially multidisciplinary in terms of source foundations. The track provides a coherent framing for papers that might be rejected in other tracks for lack of fit, and a place for theoretically diverse and reflexive scholars to share perspectives. It also looks at the discipline as a scholarly culture. The Meta-Research in Information Systems track was first offered in 2018, receiving 15 submissions. In 2019, this grew to 28 submissions. If the track continues to grow in success, we anticipate the formation of a stable research stream, possible workshops, and potentially a new SIG. For these reasons, we look forward to continuing this exciting exploration in 2020.
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2020
Monday, August 10th
12:00 AM

A Systematic Review of Decision-making Theories used in Decision Support Systems Research

Haadi Mombini, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bengisu Tulu, WPI

12:00 AM

Biases in Online Opinion Platforms: A Literature Review and Future Direction

Hui Hao, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rudolph Bedeley, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:00 AM

Combining the Case Survey Method and Qualitative Comparative Analysis for Information Systems Research

David Soto Setzke, Technical University of Munich
Markus Böhm, Technical University of Munich
Helmut Krcmar, Technical University of Munich

12:00 AM

Creating Construct Distance Maps with Machine Learning: Stargazing Trust

Kai Larsen, University of Colorado Boulder
David Gefen, Drexel University
Stacie Petter, Baylor University
David Eargle, University of Colorado at Boulder

12:00 AM

Foundations of Fake News

Jordana J. George, Mays Business School at Texas A&M University
Russell Torres, University of North Texas
Natalie Gerhart, Creighton University

12:00 AM

Motivation to Use IS: A Literature Review

Long The Nguyen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Traci J. Hess, UMass Amherst

12:00 AM

Themes in Information Security Research in the Information Systems Discipline: A Topic Modeling Approach

Stephanie Totty, University of Memphis
He Li, Clemson University
Brian Janz, University of Memphis
Chen Zhang, University of Memphis

12:00 AM

Towards an Enactive-Ecological Approach to Sociomateriality in Information Systems Research

Joaquin Santuber, Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Christian Dremel, University of Bamberg
Danielly de Paula, Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Babajide Alamu Owoyele, Hasso-Plattner-Institute
Jonathan A. Edelman, Hasso-Plattner-Institute

12:00 AM

What to do for a Literature Review? – A Synthesis of Literature Review Practices

Alfred Benedikt Brendel, University of Goettingen
Simon Trang, University of Göttingen
Mauricio Marrone, Macquarie University
Sascha Lichtenberg, University of Goettingen
Lutz M. Kolbe, University of Goettingen

12:00 AM