This study is a comparison of survey research methodology applied by research papers published during 1996 to 1999 on three major MIS journals. Through a content analysis of articles from MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) and International Journal of Information Management (IJIM). There are 75 papers that adopted questionnaire survey as the major research methodology to study for MIS research issues. With the consideration of PK list, SMA and other textbooks about business research methods, the authors have developed a checking list containing essential procedures to perform a questionnaire survey research. It consists of six parts: demographics, research design, questionnaire development, sampling procedure, data collection, and data analysis methods. Results indicate some potentially important trends in reports of research methodologies and the methodology usage is generally improved after analyzing our recording data and comparing with early assessment studies.
Academy of information and management sciences journal 6(1-2), pp.39-56