Methodological Approach for Identifying Mechanisms in ICT4D: A Critical Realism Perspective

Abstract : The ontological questions ‘What is ICT?’ and ‘What is development?’ are described and documented in literature. Similarly, methodological approaches for understanding how ICT leads to development or for measuring the impact of ICT are described. However, explaining ‘why’ ICT works or not in the contexts of developing countries needs further investigation. We propose a critical realism based methodological approach for answering the above mentioned ‘why’-question. The core of a critical realism based approach is to identify the underlying mechanism(s) that may explain a phenomenon of why ICT leads to development. We demonstrate the proposed methodology through applying it on a case in an ICT4D context from Nepal.
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Jyoti Choudrie; M. Sirajul Islam; Fathul Wahid; Julian M. Bass; Johanes Eka Priyatma. 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (ICT4D), May 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Springer International Publishing, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, AICT-504, pp.182-193, 2017, Information and Communication Technologies for Development. 〈10.1007/978-3-319-59111-7_16〉
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Hans Omland, Devinder Thapa. Methodological Approach for Identifying Mechanisms in ICT4D: A Critical Realism Perspective. Jyoti Choudrie; M. Sirajul Islam; Fathul Wahid; Julian M. Bass; Johanes Eka Priyatma. 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (ICT4D), May 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Springer International Publishing, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, AICT-504, pp.182-193, 2017, Information and Communication Technologies for Development. 〈10.1007/978-3-319-59111-7_16〉. 〈hal-01650109〉

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