Soft Systems Methodology
Although early work on methods of data analysis allowed for an interpretative approach, most current texts appear to take a purely positivistic approach. This latter approach can give rise to the following problems. Firstly, there is an expectation that the descriptions agreed represent reality rather than a means of discussing reality. Secondly, different viewpoints cannot always be reconciled or accommodated. Thirdly, objects are thought to have measurable attributes and are seen as existing independently of an observer. Lastly, politics are ignored.
KeywordsSoft System Methodology Interpretative Approach Information System Development Software Quality Assurance Information System Development
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