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Forms of reasoning in the design science research process

Fischer, Christian; Gregor, Shirley


Several models for the conduct of design science research (DSR) in information systems (IS) have been suggested. There has, however, been little academic investigation of the basic forms of reasoning underlying these models, namely: deduction, induction and abduction. We argue that a more thorough investigation of these reasoning logics allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the DSR models and the building of information systems design theories (ISDTs). In particular, the question of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
Source: Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research - 6th International Conference, DESRIST 2011, Milwaukee, WI, USA, May 5-6, 2011. Proceedings.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20633-7_2


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