Date of Original Version

1993

Type

Technical Report

Abstract or Table of Contents

Abstract: "Research is a design activity whose decisions involve the ways in which research is carried out and its results interpret [sic]. These activities comprise what is referred to as research methodology. This paper brings the concepts of capturing design rationale and machine learning to bear on the design of research itself. Therefore, design decisions concerning research must be recorded to allow for understanding feedback and updating of research strategies. In addition, successes as well as failures of research decisions must be reported to facilitate learning about research. This requires a shift in the way research is carried out and reported. This paper illustrates this shift in the context of a specific project on machine learning in design."

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