Nurhas, Irawan, Stefan Geisler, & Jan M. Pawlowski (2019, August 14). Why should the Q-method be integrated into the design science research? A systematic mapping study. Presented at the Tenth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS2019), Nokia, Finland. 18 pp. (Link: (Link:

Abstract: The Q-method has been utilized over time in various areas, including information systems. In this study, we used a systematic mapping to illustrate how the Q-method was applied within Information Systems (IS) community and proposing towards integration of Q-method into the Design Sciences Research (DSR) process as a tool for future research DSR-based IS studies. In this mapping study, we collected peer-reviewed journals from Basket-of-Eight journals and the digital library of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). Then we grouped the publications according to the process of DSR, and different variables for preparing Q-method from IS publications. We found that the potential of the Q-methodology can be used to support each main research stage of DSR processes and can serve as the useful tool to evaluate a system in the IS topic of system analysis and design.

Irawan Nurhas <> is in the Institute for Positive Computing, Hochschule Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences, Bottrop, Germany, and University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.