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dc.contributor.authorSiponen, Mikko
dc.contributor.authorKlaavuniemi, Tuula
dc.contributor.authorNathan, Marco
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-10T10:51:09Z
dc.date.available2020-01-10T10:51:09Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationSiponen, M., Klaavuniemi, T., & Nathan, M. (2020). Mechanistic Explanations and Deliberate Misrepresentations. In <i>Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2020)</i> (pp. 5695-5704). University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. <a href="https://doi.org/10.24251/HICSS.2020.699" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.24251/HICSS.2020.699</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_34013778
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67189
dc.description.abstractThe philosophy of mechanisms has developed rapidly during the last 30 years. As mechanisms-based explanations (MBEs) are often seen as an alternative to nomological, law-based explanations, MBEs could be relevant in IS. We begin by offering a short history of mechanistic philosophy and set out to clarify the contemporary landscape. We then suggest that mechanistic models provide an alternative to variance and process models in IS. Finally, we highlight how MBEs typically contain deliberate misrepresentations. Although MBEs have recently been advocated as critical realist (CR) accounts in IS, idealizations (deliberate misrepresentations) seem to violate some fundamental tenets of CR and research method principles for CR. Idealizations in MBEs, therefore, may risk being regarded as flawed in IS. If it turns out that CR cannot account for idealizations, naturalism can, and it does so without extra-philosophical baggage.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2020)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.relation.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/64441
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.othermechanisms-based explanations
dc.titleMechanistic Explanations and Deliberate Misrepresentations
dc.typeconferenceObject
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202001101122
dc.contributor.laitosInformaatioteknologian tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Information Technologyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTietojärjestelmätiedefi
dc.contributor.oppiaineInformation Systems Scienceen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/ConferencePaper
dc.relation.isbn978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange5695-5704
dc.relation.issn1530-1605
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Authors, 2020
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dc.relation.conferenceHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.subject.ysoselittäminen
dc.subject.ysomekanismit
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p332
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8287
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.24251/HICSS.2020.699


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