This Paper Is an Artefact: On Open Science Practices in Design Science Research Using Registered Reports

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2020-01-07
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Doyle, Cathal
Luczak-Roesch, Markus
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Design Science Research has not seen wide adoption of open science principles and practices so far. Here we investigate the use of registered reports, a functionality provided by the Open Science Framework online platform, for Design Science Research. We take an unconventional approach to develop a novel open Design Science Research process by instantiating the proposed process as a proof-of-concept of itself. This paper, therefore, becomes an artefact of this new open Design Science Research process itself and is structured accordingly. We make three contributions: (1) an innovative open Design Science Research process that can be executed using the Open Science Framework based on a registered reports template we developed; (2) a discussion how open Design Science Research is theoretically embedded in the field; and (3) a research agenda for the further development and evaluation of this novel approach to Design Science Research.
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Advances in Design Science Research, action design research, design science research, open science, open science framework, registered reports
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