課程資訊
課程名稱
理論建構專題研討
SEMINAR IN THEORY DEVELOPMENT 
開課學期
98-2 
授課對象
文學院  圖書資訊學研究所  
授課教師
林珊如 
課號
LIS8021 
課程識別碼
126 D1000 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一7,8,9(14:20~17:20) 
上課地點
圖資研討二 
備註
限博士班
總人數上限:8人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/982TD 
課程簡介影片
 
核心能力關聯
核心能力與課程規劃關聯圖
課程大綱
為確保您我的權利,請尊重智慧財產權及不得非法影印
課程概述

本課程主要目的在增進對理論的發展與運用之瞭解並建立相關的知識體系。本課程將針對不同的理論派典進行檢視,同時對當代研究中理論的運用與發展進行討論。修習之研究生將有機會選擇所感興趣的研究焦點,整合相關理論,形成其研究主題的理論架構,作為未來學位論文研究的理論基礎。 

課程目標
詳課程概述 
課程要求
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
12. George, Alexander L. & Bennett, Andrew (2005). Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences. MIT Press.
Using theories from other fields
13. Wilson, T. D. (1997). Information behaviour: An interdisciplinary perspective. Information Processing and Management, 33, 551-572.
14. Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The Exercise of Control. New York: W H Freeman. Read at least pages 36-42 of Ch. 2, The nature and structure of self-efficacy.
* Chatman, E. A. (2000). Framing social life in theory and research. The New Review of Information Behavior Research, v.1, pp.3-17. (also in the process of theory development)
Theories in LIS
15. Bates, M. J. (2005). An introduction to metatheories, theories and models. In: K.E. Fisher, S. Erdelez, & L. McKechnie (Eds.) Theories of Information Behavior (pp. 1-24). Medford, NJ: Information Today. (Note, pages 15-24 of this chapter are references.)
16. Glazier, Jack D, & Grover, Robert. (2002). A multidisciplinary framework for theory building. Library Trends, 50, 317-329.
------
17. Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (1997). Writing a research proposal: The role of library anxiety, statistics, and composition anxiety. Library & Information Science Research, 19(1), 5-33.
18. Pettigrew, K. E., Fidel, R., & Bruce, H. (2001). Conceptual frameworks in information behavior. Annual Review of Information Science & Technology, Vol., 35 (pp. 43-78). M. E. Williams (Ed). Medford, NJ: ASIST and Information Today.
19. Wilson, T.D. (2005). Evolution in information behavior modeling: Wilson’s model. In: K.E. Fisher, S. Erdelez, & L. McKechnie (Eds.) Theories of Information Behavior (pp. 31-43). Medford, NJ: Information Today.
Diffusion of theories
20. Kuhn, D. (2001). How do people know? Psychological Science, 12(1), 1-8.
Van der veer Martins, B., & Goodrum, A. (2005). The diffusion of theories: A functional approach. JASIS&T, 57(3), 330-341.
21. Kuhn, Thomas S. (1970). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
V. The Priority of Paradigms (pp. 43-51).
VI. Anomaly and the emergence of scientific discoveries (pp. 52-65).
XIII. Progress through revolutions (pp. 160-173) 
指定閱讀
0. Greene, B. (2009). Questions, not answers, make science the ultimate adventure. Wired Magazine, 17(5). Available at: http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/17-05/st_essay
0. Anderson, C. (2008). The end of theory: The data deluge makes the scientific method obsolete. Wired Magazine, 16(07). Available at: http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2008/06/theend-of-theo/

Foundation: What is theory? What is it good for?
1. Gregor, S. (2006). The nature of theory in information systems. MIS Quarterly, 30(3), 611-642.
2. Sutton, Robert L., & Staw, Barry M. (1995). What theory is not.

Administrative Science Quarterly, 40, 371-384.
3. Weick, Karl E. (1995). What theory is not, theorizing is. Administrative Science Quarterly, 40, 385-390. (a response to the Sutton paper mentioned above.)
4. DiMaggio, Paul J. (1995). Comments of 'What Theory is Not.' Administrative Science Quarterly, 40, 391-397.

Developing theories: Issues
5. Feyerabend, Paul. (1993). Against Method. New York: Verso. Pages vii-13, 268-272.

Developing theories: The Personal Journey
6. Polanyi, M. (1974). Personal Knowledge. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Excerpt from Chapter 6: Intellectual Passions: pages 134-160.
7. Mintzberg, H. (2005). Developing theory about the development of theory. In Smith & Holt (Eds.), Great Minds in Management: The Process of Theory Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
8. Smith, K., & Hitt, M. (2005). Epilogue: Learning to develop theory from masters. In: Smith & Holt (Eds.), Great Minds in Management (pp. 572-588). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Developing theories: Process
9. Charlie, P.R. & Christensen, C.M. (2005). The cycles of theory building in management research. 6th version. http://www.innosight.com/documents/Theory%20Building.pdf

Ethnography and theory building
10. Chatman, E. A. (2000). Framing social life in theory and research. The New Review of Information Behavior Research, v.1, pp.3-17. (LIS example showing the cycles of theory building)

Case study and theory building:
11. Eisenhardt, K. (1989) Building theory from case study research. Academy of Management Review, 14(4),532-550. 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
評述作業及課程參與 
30% 
 
2. 
理論導讀與討論 
25% 
 
3. 
期末專題報告 
45% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/22  <b>Introduction</b> 
第2週
3/01  <b>Foundation: What is theory?</b> <i>Gregor, 2006; Sutton, Weick, DiMaggio, 1995</i> 
第3週
3/08  <b>Developing theories I</b>: Methodological issues <i>Feyerabend,1993</i> 
第4週
3/15  <b>Developing theories II</b>: The personal journey <i>Polanyi, 1974; Mintzberg, 2005; Smith & Hitt, 2005(+3/22)</i> 
第5週
3/22  <b>Developing theories III</b>: The process of theory development <i>Charlie & Christensen, 2005; Eisenhardt, 1989; Chatman, 2000 (+3/29)</i> 
第6週
3/29  <b>Using theories from other fields</b> <i>Wilson, 1997; Bandura, 1997; Glazier & Grover, 2002</i> 
第7週
4/05  <b>National Holiday</b> <i>Bates, 2005</i> 
第8週
4/12  <b>LIS theories and examples of theory building</b> <i>Onwuegbuzie, 1997; Pettigre2, etc., 2001; Wilson, 2005</i> 
第9週
4/19  <b>Diffusion of theories</b> <i>Kuhn, 2001; Martins & Goodrum, 2005; Kuhn, 1970</i> 
第10週
4/26  <b>Chosen Theories I</b> <i>Student presentations</i> 
第11週
5/03  <b>Chosen Theories II</b> <i>Student presentations</i> 
第12週
5/10  <b>Chosen Theories III</b> <i>Student presentations; Group exercise</i> 
第13週
5/17  <b>Experience from empirical research</b> <i>Guest speaker</i> 
第14週
5/24  <b>Theoretical Research Paper 1</b> 
第15週
5/31  <b>Theoretical Research Paper 2</b> 
第16週
6/07  <b>Theoretical Research Paper 3</b> 
第17週
6/14  <b>Theoretical Research Paper 4</b> 
第18週
6/21  <b>Conclusions and self evaluation</b> <i>Paper Due</i>