A design science based evaluation framework for patterns

Stacie Petter, Deepak Khazanchi, John D. Murphy

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Abstract

Many researchers have created patterns to provide guidance and solutions in solving problems associated with virtual project management, software development and engineering, and even engaging in design science research. The development of patterns is a design science activity in which an artifact (i.e., patterns) is being created to improve upon the current state-of-practice. Patterns are presented to address a relevant problem in practice, which is capturing of a recurring problem and solution. However, many patterns proposed by researchers have not been evaluated. In this paper, we propose a framework to evaluate patterns after they have been developed in an effort to complete the evaluation component of design science research. We draw upon the literature associated with patterns and explanation research methods to develop an approach to evaluate in a more consistent, rigorous manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2008
Pages133-144
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2008
Event3rd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2008 - Atlanta, GA
Duration: May 7 2008May 9 2008

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Other3rd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2008
CityAtlanta, GA
Period5/7/085/9/08

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Petter, S., Khazanchi, D., & Murphy, J. D. (2008). A design science based evaluation framework for patterns. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2008 (pp. 133-144)