Deduction is generally an analytical procedure based on the representation of reality. Deduction is divided into three research methods: formal-deductive, conceptual-deductive and argumentative-deductive analysis. [1]


The aim of this method is to develop a theory or a model to gain a better understanding of a situation. [1]


With the help of various theories, a theory or model is developed in the context of a specific issue in order to generate new insights. [2]


Core literature

  • [1] Wilde, T., & Hess, T. (2006). Methodenspektrum der Wirtschaftsinformatik: Überblick und Portfoliobildung (No. 2/2006). Arbeitsbericht, Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien, Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.
  • [2] Palvia, P., Mao, E., Salam, A. F., & Soliman, K. S. (2003). Management information systems research: what's there in a methodology?. Communications of the Association for Information Systems11(1), 16.