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Part 1

Welcome to this survey, which aims to perform a comparative evaluation of two versions of a conceptual modelling language. Conceptual modelling languages are used to describe the enterprise architecture of organisations. Conceptual modelling concerns the application of abstraction to reduce the complexity of a certain domain for a specific stakeholder purpose. Some examples of a conceptual model are policy theory models, procesmodels and organizational charts. If you are asked the question if you ever had attended a course to read or write those models, the answer is probably, no. One of the reasons for this is that the elements used are intuitive to understand.  

In previous research an evaluation on the intuitiveness of an original conceptual modelling language has been performed. Based on the input of the respondents, flaws in the existing conceptual modelling language were identified and an improved notation was developed. For bias reasons we cannot disclose at this point which conceptual modelling language this research will be used.

The purpose of this research is to obtain a validation of the proposed improvements. Therefore, we set up an experiment that will be held in two parts.

Part one (this part) aims to obtain some demographic information about you as respondent on which strategic sampling can be performed. 

After the samples have been made, you will be invited to the second part. This part will contain four tasks, in which the intuitiveness of the notation alternatives is compared. To avoid any bias, one sampling group will receive questions and cases based on the original version of this conceptual modelling language, the other sampling group will receive questions about the newly proposed version of this conceptual modelling language. The respondent will not know in which group they are participating.

If you have any questions about this survey, you can contact the responsible researcher:

  • Martin van der Kooij, 0646849227, martin.vanderkooij@minocw.nl

This part of the survey will approximately take 5 minutes.


This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

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