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Selection of scenarios in qualitative models: the case of a government tenders model

Original Title

Selection of scenarios in qualitative models: the case of a government tenders model

Czech Title

Selection of scenarios in qualitative models: the case of a government tenders model

Language

cs

Original Abstract

The task of this methodological paper is to clarify the process of selection of scenarios in qualitative models. Articles on qualitative modeling usually do not cover the topic of scenarios selection exhaustively, only the basic operations are (sometimes) described. This lack of detail might lead to confusion and overly simplifi ed understanding of the process of model development when new users meet with qualitative models. We outline the basic principle of consistency, i.e. that scenarios inconsistent with a given knowledge item entered into the qualitative model are discarded from the model. A manageable number of scenarios is important to enable interpretation and practical use, e.g. to evaluate concrete tasks and policies. For our demonstration we use our previously published model of government tenders. The current paper can help those who want to understand qualitative models and their development better, it is not restricted to the problem of qualitative modeling of government tenders.

Czech abstract

The task of this methodological paper is to clarify the process of selection of scenarios in qualitative models. Articles on qualitative modeling usually do not cover the topic of scenarios selection exhaustively, only the basic operations are (sometimes) described. This lack of detail might lead to confusion and overly simplifi ed understanding of the process of model development when new users meet with qualitative models. We outline the basic principle of consistency, i.e. that scenarios inconsistent with a given knowledge item entered into the qualitative model are discarded from the model. A manageable number of scenarios is important to enable interpretation and practical use, e.g. to evaluate concrete tasks and policies. For our demonstration we use our previously published model of government tenders. The current paper can help those who want to understand qualitative models and their development better, it is not restricted to the problem of qualitative modeling of government tenders.

BibTex


@article{BUT104487,
  author="Mirko {Dohnal} and Štěpán {Veselý}",
  title="Selection of scenarios in qualitative models: the case of a government tenders model",
  annote="The task of this methodological paper is to clarify the process of selection of scenarios in qualitative
models. Articles on qualitative modeling usually do not cover the topic of scenarios selection
exhaustively, only the basic operations are (sometimes) described. This lack of detail might lead to
confusion and overly simplifi ed understanding of the process of model development when new
users meet with qualitative models. We outline the basic principle of consistency, i.e. that scenarios
inconsistent with a given knowledge item entered into the qualitative model are discarded from the
model. A manageable number of scenarios is important
to enable interpretation and practical use, e.g. to evaluate concrete tasks and policies. For our
demonstration we use our previously published model of government tenders. The current paper
can help those who want to understand qualitative models and their development better, it is not
restricted to the problem of qualitative modeling of government tenders.",
  chapter="104487",
  number="7",
  volume="LXI",
  year="2013",
  month="august",
  pages="2923--2929",
  type="journal article - other"
}