Designing experiments to test the theory of combined ontological coverage

Jabbari Sabegh, Mohammad Ali, Recker, Jan, & Green, Peter (2016) Designing experiments to test the theory of combined ontological coverage. In International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), 11-14 December 2016, Dublin, Ireland.


Conceptual models are used to graphically capture the requirements of an information system. Research on conceptual modeling has focused on improving the modeling process. The vast majority of studies has focused on evaluations of single grammars or models. However, practitioners typically use multiple, and different types of models in system analysis and design tasks. Recker (2014) proposed a theory of combined ontological coverage to predict and explain the faithful use of multiple models in combination, but this theory has not been tested yet. The aim of this research in progress paper is to describe how experiments can be designed to examine the propositions of Recker’s theory of combined ontological coverage. The findings of our experiments, once executed, will provide a grounding that will justify further research on conceptual modeling use as well as provide deep insights and foundations to understand how conceptual models are used in today’s system analysis and development process.

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ID Code: 99559
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Combined Ontological Coverage, Theory Testing, Experiment Design, Ontology, Faithful Use
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2016 23:30
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 14:48

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