Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 and Rosemann, Michael (2010). The measurement of perceived ontological deficiencies of conceptual modeling grammars. Data & knowledge engineering, 69 (5). pp. 516-532. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISSN 0169-023X

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-88217
DOI: 10.1016/j.datak.2010.01.003
Journal or Publication Title: Data & knowledge engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0169-023X
Volume: 69
Number: 5
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Theory of ontological expressivenessEnglish
Instrument developmentEnglish
Perception measurementEnglish
Conceptual modelingEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Language: English
Date: May 2010
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 516-532


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