Literature on research disciplines and methods

Hevner, A.R., March, S.T., Park, J. 2004. Design Science in Information Systems Research. MIS Quarterly 28 (1) pp. 75-105.

Järvinen, P. 2004. On research methods. Opinpaja Oy. Tampere.

Simon, H.A. 1996. The Sciences of the Artificial. 3rd edition. The MIT Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

von Wright, G.H. 1971. Explanation and Understanding. Cornell University Press. Ithaca.

Kiikeri, M., Ylikoski, P. 2004. Tiede tutkimuskohteena. Filosofinen johdatus tieteentutkimukseen. Gaudeamus. Helsinki.


Science disciplines

1. Positivistic science

  • to understand causalities
  • to explain
  • to predict
  • to control
  • empirical, natural science view

2. Hermeneutical science

  • to understand motives
  • to interpret
  • theological bases, humanities

3. Desing science

  • to construct
  • to improve
  • to evaluate