Numerous innovative techniques for qualitative data analysis have been emerging and gaining Consideration and acceptance in IS research. Among these are analytic induction, hermeneutics, ethnography, participant observation, content analysis, grounded theory, case studies and action research. Previous years’ workshops have dealt with these basic techniques: in 1993, ICIS featured a pevaluation; similarly in 1992, there was a workshop on action research and ethnography; in 1991, an ICIS panel provided a workshop in analytic induction and hermeneutics; and in 1990, an IClS panel discussed how researchers make sense of qualitative data.