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

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.
Advances in Design Science Research, action design research, design science research, open science, open science framework, registered reports
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