Research with Members
The primary purpose of the Information Technology Research Institute is to advance the state of practice and research in the development and use of information technology. Our philosophy is that mutually beneficial research relationships are possible, and necessary, between the ITRI and ITRI members. In achieving this research goal, both parties (ITRI and members) must be actively engaged in the process; each has roles in the process ultimately leading to benefits for both.
Role of Members:
- Serve as research sites - Member organizations provide the perfect environment to conduct research. Case studies, action research (where the researcher takes part in the phenomenon being studied), and surveys are examples of the types of research possible with the help of participating members. Of course, all research is a collaborative effort between the ITRI and members; members have ultimate authority in the conduct of research.
- Suggest and help develop research on topics expected to be of general interest - The most attractive research projects benefit multiple members. Many times, the research project is suggested by one member, but has application to several members.
- Participate in research meetings - Selected members are invited to research meetings. These meetings are used to (1) discuss findings of current research; (2) update in-progress research projects; or (3) solicit ideas for new research projects. Invited members should make every effort to attend.
- Provide feedback / input to the ITRI - Industry sponsors influence the direction and research of the ITRI. Future research projects are driven by the needs of the members. Members are invited to provide feedback / input concerning the future direction and research projects of the ITRI.