A Web-Based Information System to Evaluate Different Versions of IT Artifacts in Online Experiments
Riehle Dennis M, Fleischer Stefan, Becker Jörg
Design science research is a common research method in the field of information systems (IS), as it bridges the gap between IS research and practice. The outcome of design science research are artifacts, which - besides others - can be prototypical applications, so-called IT artifacts. When such IT artifacts are evaluated as part of a design science research cycle, questionnaires and interviews are a commonly used method. We have integrated the demonstration and evaluation phase of a web-based IT artifact, by developing a web-based information system which integrates both a web-based prototype with a questionnaire system. Our information system supports multiple studies, different versions of the IT artifact and several question-specific and participant-specific configuration options.
IT Artifact; Online Experiments; Evaluation Platform; Versioning