Researchers who want to adopt a sociomaterial approach often find themselves confused regarding research methods. The paper argues that this confusion can only be clarified through understanding the history and emergence of the sociomaterial thinking. The paper briefly reviews the roots of the sociomaterial thinking in the reference discipline of sociology and information systems. It invites researchers to seek methodological guidance from the wealth of knowledge that have been accumulated over the years.
Elbanna, Amany, "THE ROOTS OF THE SOCIOMATERIAL THINKING IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH: A VIEW ON HISTORY AND METHODOLOGY (47)" (2016). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2016. 17.