Conceptual frameworks have played significant roles in diverse patterns of inquiry and have significant uses in design science research. However, there is a lack of shared under- standing regarding the use of conceptual frameworks in design science. This study addresses the following question: what is the nature and purpose of conceptual frameworks in design science? The question is answered through the literature review method, which is guided by a taxonomy of research question construction in design science. The results highlight at which research stages conceptual frameworks are used, and what purposes they support. From the review, we develop a decision model for using conceptual frameworks in design science.
Antunes, Pedro; Thuan, Nguyen Hoang; and Johnstone, David
"Nature and Purpose of Conceptual Frameworks in Design Science,"
Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 33:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/sjis/vol33/iss2/2