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The growth of knowledge : an inquiry into the Kuhnian theory
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Closed Theories, Falsificationism and Non-Cumulative Progress Firsova, Svitlana; Bilorus, Tetiana; Aksom, Herman (Vilnius University Press, 2020)It is argued that scientific progress occurs not with the cumulative growth of knowledge or when theories get closer to the truth but with discovering new domains and new theories that fit these domains. This horizontal ...
Grand theories or design guidelines? : Perspectives on the role of theory in computing education research Tedre, Matti; Pajunen, John (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023)A rich body of empirically grounded results and a solid theory base have often been viewed as signs of a mature discipline. Many disciplines have frequently debated what they should accept as legitimate kinds of theories, ...
How and Why ‘Theory’ Is Often Misunderstood in Information Systems Literature Siponen, Mikko; Klaavuniemi, Tuula (Association for Information Systems, 2019)IS theory accounts have increased our understanding of scientific theories. However, many influential theory accounts in Information Systems (IS) are influenced by the Received View of scientific theory (RV), which flourished ...
Research Perspectives : Reconsidering the Role of Research Method Guidelines for Interpretive, Mixed Methods, and Design Science Research Siponen, Mikko; Soliman, Wael; Holtkamp, Philipp (Association for Information Systems, 2021)Information systems (IS) scholars have proposed guidelines for interpretive, mixed methods, and design science research in IS. Because many of these guidelines are also suggested for evaluating what good or rigorous research ...
The Primary Scientific Contribution Is Hardly a Theory in Design Science Research Siponen, Mikko; Klaavuniemi, Tuula (Springer, 2021)Generally, to publish a paper in a top IS journal, making a new theory contribution is, so we are told, required. Such a requirement also exists in Design Science Research (DSR) literature. We review a number of claims ...