A Methodology For Conducting Design Science

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Group 2,

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1. What is the purpose of this article? What is your evidence for suggesting this is the purpose? If it is not overtly stated, then what do you think the author’s purpose was?

The purpose of the article is to develop a methodology for conducting design science (DS) research in information systems (IS). The purpose is clearly stated in the abstract session of the paper and in defining objective solutions. The authors stated “overall objective for the paper is the development of a methodology for DS research in IS” (Chatterjee, Peffers, Rothenberger and Tuunann, 2007).

2. What is some of the prior research on which the
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5. Consider the Hevner et al. (2004) article (Table 2). [Also listed in the course syllabus] What evaluation methods do the authors use?

Of the options - observational, analytical, experimental, testing, and descriptive - the authors focus on observational, analytical and descriptive, steering clear of experiments and tests.

6. Based on the evaluation and methodology, what did the authors accomplish with this research effort?

Based on this evaluation and methodology, the paper’s authors accomplished their goal of expounding and designing a methodology for Design Science (DS) Research in the field of Information Systems, which would serve as a commonly accepted framework for research based on DS principles. Their aim was to provide a methodology that provides a nominal process for conducting DS research, ensure the methodology builds upon prior literature about DS in Information Systems and provides a construct to serve as a mental model for evaluating research outputs (Peffers, Tuunanen, Rothenberger, & Chatterjee, 2008). Furthermore, the authors proved the usefulness and applicability of this methodology among other paradigms by examining its consistency with prior DS research, its application as a process model for conducting DS Research, and its applicability as a mental model for evaluation within the context of 4 prior research publications (Peffers et al., 2008). This activity verified what the

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