Application of Philosophy Science to IT Research
- Relevance of IS Research
- Scientific Realism in IS Research
- Truth in IS Research
- Patterns Theory and Design Science
- Validation of Concepts
Our research effort in this domain concentrates on applying philosophy of science concepts to the Information Systems (IS) discipline. We are interested in the study of relevance of IS research and the phenomenon of paradigmatic oscillation apparent in published IS research as one phenomenon of interest in this area. The ongoing debate about the survival of Information Systems as a professional and scientific discipline is a basis for a second stream of research in this area. Finally, the notion of truth and scientific realishm in IS research is of interest.
Björn Erik Munkvold (Agder University College, Norway)
Jumadinova, J. J. and Khazanchi, D. (2010, October 4th - 6th; Accepted). "A Scientific Realist Perspective for Computer Science Inquiry" ( Extended Abstract ). ECAP 10 (European Computing and Philosophy - ICAP ) Conference, The Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.
Petter, S., Khazanchi, D. and Murphy, J. and (2010, August). "A Design Science Based Evaluation Framework for Patterns." The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems . 41(3), pp. 9-26.
Khazanchi, D. and Munkvold, B.E. (2007; Work in progress). "The Rhetoric and Relevance of IS Research Paradigms: Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Evidence."
Khazanchi, D. and Munkvold, B.E. (2004, April 20th). "The Rhetoric and Relevance of IS Research Paradigms: Conceptual Foundations and Survey Research". Presented by Dr. Khazanchi to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Business Administration, MS/PhD students.
Khazanchi, D. and Munkvold, B.E. (January 06 - 09, 2003). "On the Rhetoric and Relevance of IS Research Paradigms: A Conceptual Framework and Some Propositions". Proceedings of the 36th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS’03), Big Island, Hawaii, pp. 252b.
Khazanchi, D. (2001). "Whither IS? A Scientific Realist Viewpoint," Invited presentation to the Kristiansand International Workshop on Information Systems Research (KIWISR), August 10-11, Kristiansand, Norway.
Khazanchi, D. and Munkvold, B.E. (2001, March). "Expanding the notion of relevance in IS research: A proposal and some recommendations." Communications of the Association of Information Systems (CAIS), Volume 6, Article 14, Available at URL: http://cais.isworld.org/contents.asp.
Khazanchi, D. and Munkvold, B.E. (2000) "Is information systems a science? An inquiry into the nature of the information systems discipline." The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Volume 31, Issue 3, Summer, pp. 26-44.
Khazanchi, D. (1995, Spring) "Truth in education," Effective Teaching--NKU's teaching newsletter, pp. 6-7.