Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 (2005). Developing Ontological Theories for Conceptual Models using Qualitative Research. In: 2nd International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT and IT in Qualitative Research: Challenges for Qualitative Research, November 23 - 25, 2005, Brisbane, Australia. Paper.

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Conceptual modelling is believed to be at the core of the IS discipline. There have been attempts to develop theoretical foundations for conceptual models, in particular ontological models as axiomatic reference systems. Although the notion of ontology has become popular in modelling theories, criticism has risen as to its philosophical presuppositions. Taking on this criticism, we discuss the task of developing socially constructed ontologies for modelling domains and outline how to enhance the expressiveness of ontological modelling theories by developing them via qualitative research methods such as Grounded Theory.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89740
Publisher: Griffith University
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Language: English
Date: 2005
Event Type: Conference
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia


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