The measurement of perceived ontological deficiencies of conceptual modeling grammars

Recker, Jan C. & Rosemann, Michael (2010) The measurement of perceived ontological deficiencies of conceptual modeling grammars. Data and Knowledge Engineering, 69(5), pp. 516-532.

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Over recent years, many scholars have studied the conceptual modeling of information systems based on a theory of ontological expressiveness. This theory offers four constructs that inform properties of modeling grammars in the form of ontological deficiencies, and their implications for development and use of conceptual modeling in IS practice. In this paper we report on the development of a valid and reliable instrument for measuring the perceptions that individuals have of the ontological deficiencies of conceptual modeling grammars. We describe a multi-stage approach for instrument development that incorporates feedback from expert and user panels. We also report on a field test of the instrument with 590 modeling practitioners. We further study how different levels of modeling experience influence user perceptions of ontological deficiencies of modeling grammars. We provide implications for practice and future research.

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ID Code: 31503
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Theory of ontological expressiveness, Instrument development, Perception measurement, Conceptual modeling
DOI: 10.1016/j.datak.2010.01.003
ISSN: 0169-023X
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 2010 Elsevier BV
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2010 23:02
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:29

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