Extending the Discussion of Model Quality: Why Clarity and Completeness May not be Enough

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Quality of modeling for information systems analysis and design is an important field of research in which, however, a comprehensive and generally acknowledged understanding is still outstanding. Notions of "Model" and "Quality" often remain vague and focus on particular aspects such as "Syntax" or "Semantics" rather than a comprehensive perspective on model quality. In this paper, the authors argue that it is foremost the question of modeling pragmatics that is of pertinence when trying to ascertain the quality of a modeling artefact. They illustrate how pragmatic concerns mediate traditional conceptions of model quality.

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