TJTJ7703 Design Science Research in Information Systems (3 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Information Technology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

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Design Science Research


This course focuses on planning and conducting design science research (DSR) on Ph.D. level. It is intended to provide state-of-the art methodological competences for all Ph.D. students whose research is not solely descriptive/explanatory, but also comprises components where artefacts are purposefully designed and evaluated. Required preparatory activities include reading and summarising two DSR papers and analysing a provided DSR case. In class we will discuss literature and case reflections, discuss shared insights of the lecturers from their experience in conducting and publishing DSR, and develop a group assignment that applies the discussed content. The course format offers an interactive learning experience and the unique opportunity to obtain individualized feedback from leading IS researchers as well as develop preliminary research designs for their own Ph.D. projects.

Learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to provide Ph.D. students with insights and capabilities that enable them to plan and conduct independent Design Science research. To achieve this goal, students will engage in a number of activities in preparation and during this course.

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Literature packages given in the course.

Completion methods

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Teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail