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Measuring perceived representational deficiencies in conceptual modeling : instrument development and test

Recker, Jan C. & Rosemann, Michael (2008) Measuring perceived representational deficiencies in conceptual modeling : instrument development and test. In 29th International Conference on Information Systems, 12-14 December 2008, Paris, France.

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Abstract

Over recent years, many scholars have studied the conceptual modeling of information systems based on a model of representation formulated by Wand and Weber. This model offers a set of premises about representational deficiencies and their implications for development and use of conceptual modeling in IS practice. Yet, only few examples of empirical research exist. One of the related problems is the lack of validated measurement instruments that could be used in such studies. This paper reports on the development of a valid and reliable instrument for measuring the perceptions that individuals have of the representational deficiencies of conceptual modeling artifacts. We describe a multi-stage approach for instrument development that incorporates feedback from expert and user perspectives. We also report on a field test of the instrument with modeling practitioners. The resulting instrument can be used in future studies that investigate the use of conceptual modeling in IS practice.

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ID Code: 17119
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The contents of this paper can be freely accessed online via the conference’s web page (see hypertext link).
Keywords: conceptual modeling, empirical research, perception measurement, representation theory
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2009 08:05
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:48

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