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, R. (2001). Rigor vs. Relevance: A Practitioner's Eye View of an Explosion of IS Opinions. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 6, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.00602