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Using Empirical Knowledge and Studies in the Frame of Design Science Research
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2013 (English)In: Design Science at the Intersection of Physical and Virtual Design: The 8th International Conference, DESRIST 2013. Proceedings / [ed] Jan vom Brocke, Riitta Hekkala, Sudha Ram, Matti Rossi, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, 463-470 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The focus of this research in progress is relationships between Design Science Research (DSR) on one hand, and Empirical Research (ER) on the other. More specifically, it is devoted to investigating which tasks included in a DSR project should/could require conducting ER studies or using already existing ER knowledge. The paper presents a methodology for enumerating DSR tasks and gives examples of logical analysis of some of them to determine requirements or usability of ER studies or ER-related knowledge for completing these tasks. The enumeration of DSR tasks is done by considering possible trajectories of DSR projects in a specially constructed state space. The latter consists of two subspaces; one is the space of specific situations, problems and solutions, the other – of generic situations, problems and solutions. The first subspace represents test cases used for validating DSR hypotheses that the second subspace represents. In the terms of this space, DSR is considered to be a way of generating and testing hypotheses for future adoption. The project trajectory is identified via movements within and between subspaces. Examples of such movements are: generalization of a specific situation/problem, designing a generic solution, evaluating the results of implementing a solution in a specific situation.

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Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013. 463-470 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 7939
Keyword [en]
design science, empirical research
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97247DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-38827-9_38ISI: 000342991100038ISBN: 978-3-642-38826-2ISBN: 978-3-642-38827-9OAI: diva2:676291
8th International Conference, DESRIST 2013, Helsinki, Finland, June 11-12, 2013
Available from: 2013-12-05 Created: 2013-12-05 Last updated: 2014-11-17Bibliographically approved

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