Researching the older it professional: Methodological challenges and opportunities

Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown, Johanna L.H. Birkland

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Abstract

Many developed nations' populations are aging. For workplaces, this has two important implications: organizations face an increasingly older workforce, at the same time that they experience a higher level of retirements. Both of these factors suggest some dramatic implications for those studying the workplace that must be considered. Regrettably, findings show that age-based research on older adults' experiences with technology is severely lacking (Birkland & Kaarst-Brown, 2007). To help address this gap, this paper reviews the sampling, ethical, and methodological implications for those who seek to study IT professionals and IT use in the aging workplace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMIS CPR 2011 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference
Pages113-118
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 17 2011
Event49th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2011 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: May 19 2011May 21 2011

Publication series

NameSIGMIS CPR 2011 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference

Other

Other49th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period5/19/115/21/11

Keywords

  • Careers
  • IS/IT professionals
  • It workforce
  • Methodology
  • Older adults
  • Research
  • Sampling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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