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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 29 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521063353
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521063357
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,109,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" The authors have met their goal. They have shown the relationship between the complexity of the development of an information system and the accepted wisdom in its application domain....I strongly recommend this book to people who view information systems only as a technology and do not remember that any technology that can change the way people people live and work is necessarily a social and philosophical subject." G. Rumolo, Information Sysytems

"This is an intellectually challenging, demanding, and mind-stretching book, valuable both as a summary of currant knowledge about the subjects of information systems development and data modeling and for the insights it gives about alternative approaches." Adele M. Fasick, The Library Quarterly

"I strongly recommend this book to people who view information systems only as a technology and do not remember that any technology that can change the way people live and work is necessarily a social and philosophical subject." G. Rumolo, Computing Reviews

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Data modelling was hypothesised to be the salvation of an organisation's data problems. This book aims to analyse the problems encountered and to present a comparative philosophical study of the various approaches. The authors explore the epistemology, ontology and rationality of each modelling approach, and describe the underlying assumptions embedded in them.

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Format: Hardcover
This book is a review of exisitng Information Systems Development (ISD) methodologies and the place each has had in the paradigm of IS. While providing an in-depth look at the issues surrounding each of the methodologies the authors have also provided a look at a newly developing paragim in ISD, that of neo-humanism.

A book well worth reading if you have an interest in the history of ISD, or you are looking for material on the theories behind each of the methodologies that make up the history of ISD. These authors suggest that there are four paradigms associated with this topic, make up your own mind.

They also include a philosophical perspective on data modelling but this may be a bonus to the main issue of ISD methodologies.
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A good explanation of ISD methodologies and future potential April 1 1997
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Format: Hardcover
This book is a review of exisitng Information Systems Development (ISD) methodologies and the place each has had in the paradigm of IS. While providing an in-depth look at the issues surrounding each of the methodologies the authors have also provided a look at a newly developing paragim in ISD, that of neo-humanism.

A book well worth reading if you have an interest in the history of ISD, or you are looking for material on the theories behind each of the methodologies that make up the history of ISD. These authors suggest that there are four paradigms associated with this topic, make up your own mind.

They also include a philosophical perspective on data modelling but this may be a bonus to the main issue of ISD methodologies.


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