This paper discusses and defines the achievement of significance in design science research. We review the values and processes of old-science and how this mode of science attacks the complexity of scientific knowledge production through analysis. We then explain how new-science attacks the complexity of scientific knowledge production through synthesis. The work argues that significance of the new-science contribution in design science can be obfuscated when wrapped in old-science. This understanding helps reveal how new-science, such as design science research, constitutes its significance. This discussion translates an old-science framework of theory significance into a new-science framework and uses two published cases to illustrate the framework. The results offer a grounding on which design science research can realize its potential as both new-science and old-science.
|Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
|Udgivet - 2016
|Twenty-Fourth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) - Istanbul, Tyrkiet
Varighed: 12 jun. 2016 → 15 jun. 2016
|Twenty-Fourth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
|12/06/2016 → 15/06/2016