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)
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Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89740
Date: 2005
Publisher: Griffith University
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Event Type: Conference
Refereed: Yes


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