Design Research in Search for a Paradigm: Pragmatism Is the Answer

@inproceedings{Goldkuhl2011DesignRI,
  title={Design Research in Search for a Paradigm: Pragmatism Is the Answer},
  author={G{\"o}ran Goldkuhl},
  year={2011}
}
Design research (DR) is an emergent research approach within information systems. There exist demands to clarify the meta-scientific foundations for this approach. Different responses to these demands are made. There exist attempts to position DR within interpretivism and critical realism. Some scholars have suggested pragmatism as an appropriate paradigm base for design research. This paper has taken pragmatism as a candidate paradigm and it has investigated and elaborated the epistemological… CONTINUE READING

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