Competencies

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The Val IT Research Group is a multidisciplinary research group ranging from Business administration and management, Logistics, Decisions theory and Informatics and as such holds a multitude of competencies. The combination of the group’s accumulated competencies could be grouped in four primary areas; methodology, design, critical perspectives and project management.

  • Methodology

    • Quality assessment of interactive artifacts
    • Investment analysis (such as option theory)
    • Optimization and statistical methods in general
    • Quantitative methods for handling risk and uncertainty
    • Text analysis, content analysis, discourse analysis
    • Field study methods (interviews, observations, focus groups etc.)
    • Ethnographic methods
    • Case study
    • Action research
    • Psychological and experimental engineering psychology
    • Grounded theory

 

  • Design

    • Human computer interaction and interaction design
    • User perceptions and usage of information technologies
    • Visualizing ethical agency
    • Reflexive and sustainable design stances
    • Participatory design
    • Process modeling
    • Experimental design and research
    • Systems analysis modeling

 

  • Critical Perspectives

    • Analyzing power relations (gendered power relations) in IT design and use
    • Feminist STS approach to IT production, design and use of IT
    • How technologies are done in assemblies of humans and nonhumans
    • Post colonial STS as a theoretical approach to production, design and use of IT
    • Visualizing dominant stories and embedded internationalities
    • Demonstrating digital technologies’ interpretative flexibility (different actor roles, tensions and conflicts, and different values interconnected with IT)

 

  • Project Management

    • General enterprise systems research
    • Methods to support sustainable strategic investments
    • Methods for evaluating investment decisions accounting for corporate social responsibility