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The impact of contingency factors on validation of problem structuring methods

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posted on 03.09.2015, 15:18 authored by Donna Champion, John Wilson
Although much has been written about validating Decision support systems and other ‘hard’ OR models, less has been written about validating ‘soft’ OR models. This article seeks to determine which contingency factors known to influence DSS validation are also important factors influencing problem structuring methods (PSM) validation. In addition, after consultation with PSM experts other contingency factors influencing PSM validation are proposed. Evidence from these PSM experts concerning the levels of influence of these factors is used to support proposals for a contingency approach to PSM validation.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY

Volume

61

Issue

9

Pages

1420 - 1431 (12)

Citation

CHAMPION, D. and WILSON, J.M., 2010. The impact of contingency factors on validation of problem structuring methods. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61 (9), pp. 1420 - 1431.

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan / © Operational Research Society Ltd

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2010

Notes

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of the Operational Research Society. The definitive publisher-authenticated version CHAMPION, D. and WILSON, J.M., 2010. The impact of contingency factors on validation of problem structuring methods. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61 (9), pp. 1420 - 1431 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2009.94

ISSN

0160-5682

Language

en