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YOU NEED TO FOCUS TO VALIDATE

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 June 2020

O. Isaksson*
Affiliation:
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
C. Eckert
Affiliation:
The Open University, United Kingdom
M. Panarotto
Affiliation:
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
J. Malmqvist
Affiliation:
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

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Many research students find challenges when validating their research. Especially when they have expectations to contribute to both practice and the research body of knowledge. This paper argues that a key to successful validation of design research lies in the ability to focus on what to validate in advance of how to validate. The paper provide a set of guidelines to support a discussion on how to converge to a claim that actually can be validated. The paper reports on experiences from PhD level course on validation in design research.

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