Journal article

Improving the quality of data models: empirical validation of a quality management framework

DL Moody, GG Shanks

INFORMATION SYSTEMS | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2003

Abstract

This paper describes the results of a 5-year research programme into evaluating and improving the quality of data models. The theoretical base for this work was a data model quality management framework proposed by Moody and Shanks (In: P. Loucopolous (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Entity Relationship Approach, Manchester, England, December 14-17, 1994). A combination of field and laboratory research methods (action research, laboratory experiments and systems development) was used to empirically validate the framework. This paper describes how the framework was used to: (a) quality assure a data model in a large application development project (product qualit..

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