Research Topic Identification

  • Tariq Mahmoud
  • Viktor Dmitriyev
  • Oana Madalina Driha
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


The current chapter explains challenging task in identifying the most suitable way to establish a research topic. The work demonstrates how to follow a proper research methodology in information systems. It explains what process of a research is all about and why it’s important to follow a proper research approach in order to successfully reach approached research goals. The chapter analyses variety of existing research methodologies in order to provide researcher with an overview of available within the field of information systems research methodologies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tariq Mahmoud
    • 1
  • Viktor Dmitriyev
    • 1
  • Oana Madalina Driha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business Information SystemsUniversity of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.University of AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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