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Artifact Sampling: Using Multiple Information Technology Artifacts to Increase Research Rigor

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Title: Artifact Sampling: Using Multiple Information Technology Artifacts to Increase Research Rigor
Authors: Lukyanenko, Roman
Parsons, Jeffrey
Samuel, Binny
Keywords: Human-Computer Interaction: Informing Design Utilizing Behavioral, Neurophysiological, and Design Science Methods
artifact sampling, design science research, information technology artifacts, information systems research, instantiation validity, research rigor, stimuli sampling
Issue Date: 03 Jan 2018
Abstract: Researchers in many scientific disciplines routinely conceptualize information technologies (IT) as antecedents or outcomes in theoretical models. The ongoing theorizing of IT leads to a novel methodological challenge termed instantiation validity (IV). In this paper, we contribute to research on remediating IV challenges by proposing and advocating the methodological practice of artifact sampling, whereby multiple artifacts are sampled from the population of all possible artifacts (the instantiation space). Artifact sampling extends the practice of employing multiple research subjects or survey respondents, routinely used in social sciences, into the IT artifact design space. Artifact sampling is an important methodological practice that stands to increase the rigor of research dealing with software artifacts. As it is currently not being adequately undertaken in the aforementioned research, many studies may result in biased or unjustified conclusions.
Pages/Duration: 10 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/49920
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2018.033
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Appears in Collections:Human-Computer Interaction: Informing Design Utilizing Behavioral, Neurophysiological, and Design Science Methods


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