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Conceptual modeling in practice: An evidence-based process-oriented theory

SK Milton, J Rajapakse, R Weber

Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference for Information and Automation for Sustainability | Published : 2010

Abstract

Interviews were undertaken with 26 highly experienced conceptual modelers to determine how they undertook conceptual modeling in practice. Major types of cognitive states and events experienced by the conceptual modelers, as manifested in typed transcripts of the interviews, were then identified and coded. Based on the codes and the interview transcripts, a descriptive, process-oriented theory of how the modelers undertook conceptual modeling was induced. © 2010 IEEE.

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