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Building Theory in the Sciences of the Artificial

Gregor, Shirley


This essay extends Simon's arguments in the Sciences of the Artificial to a critical examination of how theorizing in Information Technology disciplines should occur. The essay is framed around a number of fundamental questions that relate theorizing in the artificial sciences to the traditions of the philosophy of science. Theorizing in the artificial sciences is contrasted with theorizing in other branches of science and the applicability of the scientific method is questioned. The paper...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST 2009)
DOI: 10.1145/1555619.1555625


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