Conceptual model evaluation. Towards more paradigmatic rigor

Recker, Jan C. (2005) Conceptual model evaluation. Towards more paradigmatic rigor. In Castro, Jaelson & Teniente, Ernest (Eds.) CAiSE’05 Workshops, 13- 14 June, Porto, Portugal.


Information Systems (IS) research has so far been primarily concerned with the development of new modeling languages, techniques, and methods. Also, evaluation approaches have been developed in order to assess the appropriateness of a modeling approach in a given context. Both modeling and evaluation approaches, however, lack epistemological rigor, leading to problems regarding the applicability of a certain modeling language in a given context on the one hand, and regarding the feasibility of certain evaluation approaches towards certain modeling questions on the other hand. We therefore argue for a philosophical-paradigmatic discussion of evaluation methods for conceptual modeling languages in order to assess their applicability in given modeling contexts and present our research in progress towards a framework for paradigmatic discussion on model evaluation.

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ID Code: 2107
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Philosophy, modeling methods, information modeling, research evaluation
ISBN: 9727520774
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 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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