Design Science Methodology for Information Systems and Software Engineering

Authors: Wieringa, Roel J.

  • Describes research methodologies for design science research in information systems and software engineering
  • Provides guidelines for how to structure your research goals and analyse your research problem into design goals and knowledge questions
  • Gives guidelines for investigating design problems and for validating new technology
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About this Textbook

This book provides guidelines for practicing design science in the fields of information systems and software engineering research. A design process usually iterates over two activities: first designing an artifact that improves something for stakeholders and subsequently empirically investigating the performance of that artifact in its context. This “validation in context” is a key feature of the book - since an artifact is designed for a context, it should also be validated in this context.

The book is divided into five parts. Part I discusses the fundamental nature of design science and its artifacts, as well as related design research questions and goals. Part II deals with the design cycle, i.e. the creation, design and validation of artifacts based on requirements and stakeholder goals. To elaborate this further, Part III presents the role of conceptual frameworks and theories in design science. Part IV continues with the empirical cycle to investigate artifacts in context, and presents the different elements of research problem analysis, research setup and data analysis. Finally, Part V deals with the practical application of the empirical cycle by presenting in detail various research methods, including observational case studies, case-based and sample-based experiments and technical action research. These main sections are complemented by two generic checklists, one for the design cycle and one for the empirical cycle.

The book is written for students as well as academic and industrial researchers in software engineering or information systems. It provides guidelines on how to effectively structure research goals, how to analyze research problems concerning design goals and knowledge questions, how to validate artifact designs and how to empirically investigate artifacts in context – and finally how to present the results of the design cycle as a whole.

About the authors

Roel Wieringa is Chair of Information Systems at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. His research interests include modelling and design of e-business networks, requirements engineering and research methodology for software engineering and information systems.

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • What Is Design Science?

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    Pages 3-11

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  • Research Goals and Research Questions

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    Pages 13-23

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  • The Design Cycle

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    Pages 27-34

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  • Stakeholder and Goal Analysis

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    Pages 35-40

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  • Implementation Evaluation and Problem Investigation

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    Pages 41-49

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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Softcover 72,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design Science Methodology for Information Systems and Software Engineering
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43839-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43839-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43838-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52446-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 332
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
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