Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 (2005). Evaluation of Conceptual Modeling Languages. An Epistemological Discussion. In: AMCIS 2005 : Omaha, NE, August 11 - 15, 2005 ; conference on a human scale (Proceedings of the Eleventh Americas Conference on Information Systems). Association for Information Systems , Omaha, Nebraska, USA, pp. 329-337.

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The Information Systems (IS) discipline is coined by a multiplicity of available conceptual modeling approaches. Thus, evaluation techniques have been developed in order to assess the appropriateness of a conceptual model in a given context. Up to now, however, both modeling and evaluation approaches lack a thorough epistemological foundation and discussion, leading to problems regarding the applicability of a certain modeling language in a given context on the one hand, and regarding the feasibility of certain evaluation approaches towards certain modeling questions on the other hand. We address the question of epistemology in evaluation research and therein argue that there is an immanent need for publishing epistemological underpinnings of evaluation approaches in order to assess their applicability in given modeling contexts. We present a basic discussion framework that allows for the analysis of epistemological implications of available evaluation approaches for conceptual modeling languages.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Proceedings Item
Recker, Jan
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89767
Publisher: Association for Information Systems
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Science philosophyEnglish
development methodsEnglish
conceptual modelingEnglish
research evaluationEnglish
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
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Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 15:36
Event Type: Conference
Place of Publication: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Refereed: Yes
Status: Published
Page Range: pp. 329-337
Title of Book: AMCIS 2005 : Omaha, NE, August 11 - 15, 2005 ; conference on a human scale (Proceedings of the Eleventh Americas Conference on Information Systems)


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