n South African Computer Journal - On the validation and legitimisation of an information system-some theoretical considerations and a case study

Volume 2000, Issue 26
  • ISSN : 1015-7999
  • E-ISSN: 2313-7835



This paper provides a discussion on the validation and legitimisation of information systems in general. the theory is illustrated on the case of a project about the computerisation of the management of the research function at an university. The paper aims to show that traditional aspects of model validity and legitimisation in Operational Research can be applicable to the field of Information Systems (IS).

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